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The Early Bird (1965)

Norman is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned dairy which is threatened by a larger, modern organisation. Norman does his best to save the dairy (and his horse) and the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Edward Chapman ...
Jerry Desmonde ...
Mr. Hunter
Paddie O'Neil ...
Gladwys Hoskins
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Austin
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Sir Roger Wedgewood
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Colonel Foster (golf partner)
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Fire Chief
Penny Morrell ...
Miss Curry
Marjie Lawrence ...
Woman in Negligee
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Drunken Doctor
Dandy Nichols ...
Woman Flooded by Milk
Harry Locke ...
Commissionaire
Michael Bilton ...
Nervous Man
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Sir Roger's Secretary
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Norman is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned dairy which is threatened by a larger, modern organisation. Norman does his best to save the dairy (and his horse) and the usual chaos ensues. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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His LATEST and FUNNIEST and FIRST TIME in COLOUR

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24 December 1965 (Ireland)  »

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A botellazo limpio  »

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

First film of Imogen Hassall. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Grimsdale: Besides, we're beaten Pitkin. Consolidated's too big.
Norman Pitkin: Oh. You was at Dunkirk, weren't you Mr Grimsdale? I wonder what would have happened if you'd given up then.
Mr. Grimsdale: You're right Pitkin. We'll fight them, to the last half pint of milk!
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Referenced in Bostock's Cup (1999) See more »

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His best, real funny stuff, big up the Wisdom!
16 September 2004 | by (Leicestershire) – See all my reviews

At first I thought this film was in black and white, you have to turn the colour up quite a lot to see it. Yes it's Norman falling down a lot but it's done in a way that makes you think 'ouch', which when it happens in real life is usually funny, unless it's you that's falling down of course. Jerry Desmonde is excellent as the exasperated Dairy boss who has to endure Norman destroying everything from his green house and car to his entire Dairy, all by accident of course. If you like slap-stick you'll like this, even if you don't you probably will.


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