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The Sandwich Man (1966)

| Comedy | July 1966 (UK)
A man with a sandwich-board (advert) wanders around London meeting many strange characters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Bentine ...
Horace Quilby - The Sandwich Man / Jazz Club Owner
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Mrs. De Vere
Harry H. Corbett ...
Mack - Stage Door Keeper
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Harold - Photographer
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First Billingsgate Lady
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Policeman Motor Cycle
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Park Gardener
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Lord Uffingham (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Michael Medwin ...
Sewer Man
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Rowing Coach
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Second Billingsgate Lady
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Scout Master (as Terry Thomas)
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Boxing Vicar
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Car Salesman
David Buck ...
Steven Mansfield
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A man with a sandwich-board (advert) wanders around London meeting many strange characters.

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Eric Idle has a bit part as the rowing cox on the Thames. See more »

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The end credits are played out over a wrestling bout, involving a bikini-clad girl, which has no connection with the rest of the film. See more »

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Dated string-of-sketches comedy film
7 December 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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