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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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David Buck, Suzy Kendall and Tracey Crisp all receive "introducing" credits. 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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as a picture of how London was 40 odd years ago, absolutely indispensable
15 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My score is generous, don't get to imagining that this is anything like as funny as the makers intended or the cast suggests. It's just that it all has such a good feel to it and as a picture of how London was 40 odd years ago, absolutely indispensable. The release date of 1966 and references in the trailer, imply that this movie embodies the nebulous concept of, 'Swinging London'. The truth is, however, that this movie is just on the cusp. It may be that it took a couple of years to put together and almost completely misses out except for a couple of little touches including a mostly hidden very short dress glimpsed in the last of Bernard Cribbins' photo sessions. Significant also in that the lovely girl being photographed is Suzy Kendall, more or less at the start of her career and set to make many classic, cult and giallo films. Everybody else with the possible exception of Ian Hendry is on the wane. As the 'swinging sixties' take a hold, all of these lovable old characters will disappear, being far too representative of the 50s for the groovy boys and birds. Michelangelo Antonioni seemed to capture the coming wave in the same year's, 'Blow Up' and that is either because he was particularly perceptive or that being an outsider, gave him greater perspective to spot the changes. in any event a must see film for anyone interested in the stars or the city.


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