4.7/10
43
3 user 1 critic

Joey Boy (1965)

| Comedy, War | 1965 (UK)
Busted for running an illegal gambling den during the Second World War, a gang of East End wideboys choose conscription over prison and take their talents on a tour of duty.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry H. Corbett ...
Joey Boy Thompson
Stanley Baxter ...
Benny 'The Kid' Lindowski
Bill Fraser ...
Sgt. Maj. Dobbs
...
Mad George Long
Lance Percival ...
Clarence Doubleday
Reg Varney ...
Rabbit Malone
...
Lady Thameridge
Derek Nimmo ...
Lt. Hope
Thorley Walters ...
Col. Grant
John Arnatt ...
Brig. Charles Chapman
...
Antonio (Italian farmer)
...
Insp. Morgan
Lloyd Lamble ...
Sir John Averycorn
Edward Chapman ...
Tom Hobson
Basil Dignam ...
General
Edit

Storyline

Busted for running an illegal gambling den during the Second World War, a gang of East End wideboys choose conscription over prison and take their talents on a tour of duty.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1965 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La dolce vita del soldato Joe  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(archive footage)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Freddie Mills. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What a waste of a talented cast
10 May 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film proves that the vein of humour of army comedies had been mined to exhaustion by the time this film was released.There is Harry H Corbett doing an audition for the role of Steptoe which would typecast him for life.Stanley Baxter who would find stardom on TV with his Hollywood parodies,sadly underused here.The Barnet who attained stardom on in On The Buses.Bill Fraser who had also become a TV star playing a Sergeant in the army game.Yet despite all of this and the track record of Launder and Gilliat this film is virtually a laugh free zone.The story is full of tired clichés with Corbetts role proving to be more irritating than anything else.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?