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A bit of a strange little comedy, this. It's extremely episodic in nature, a string of slightly connected sketches centred around a sandwich man who wanders the streets of London and encounters various bizarre characters and situations along the way.
Some of it is good, but the bits that aren't funny tend to outweigh those that are. Some of the highlights include Norman Wisdom attempting to navigate his way around a gym and Bernard Cribbins appearing as an amateur photographer. There are also a LOT of familiar faces, mostly in one-scene cameos: Diana Dors, Ian Hendry, Harry H. Corbett, Ron Moody, Terry-Thomas, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Burt Kwuok, Dora Bryan. It's almost a who's who of the British comedy scene in the 1960s.
Sadly, the film's distinctive lack of plotting, Michael Bentine's rather insipid lead character and the proliferation of dated humour make THE SANDWICH MAN rather difficult to sit through these days, although nostalgia buffs might enjoy seeing the spacious and relatively traffic-free London of yesteryear.
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