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The Plank (1967)

 -  Comedy  -  1967 (UK)
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Classic short British comedy, full of stars, about two workmen delivering planks to a building site. This is done with music and a sort of "wordless dialogue" which consists of a few ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Cooper ...
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Jimmy Edwards ...
Policeman
Roy Castle ...
Graham Stark ...
Stratford Johns ...
Station Sergeant
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Jimmy Tarbuck ...
Barman
Hattie Jacques ...
Rex Garner ...
Tourist
Libby Morris ...
Tourist
John Junkin ...
Joan Young ...
Woman in Bus Queue with fur wrap
Barney Gilbraith ...
Clovissa Newcombe ...
Girl in Van
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Classic short British comedy, full of stars, about two workmen delivering planks to a building site. This is done with music and a sort of "wordless dialogue" which consists of a few mumbled sounds to convey the appropriate emotion. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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You'll splinter your sides laughing at this classic of all comedies

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Only two characters are named in the entire film. Near the end, in the Police Station, the Desk Sergeant (Stratford Johns) is taking names. The 'Amorous Van Driver' (Graham Stark) gives his as 'Harry Nichols'. The 'Delivery man with Boxes' (Roy Castle) gives his as 'Wilfred Bavistock'. See more »

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The opening credits of the film begin with a shot of the plank itself, with the caption "Starring The Plank". This leads on to a succession of credits, some of which try to squeeze into the frame, and others which are sung by the cast. The final entry is a credit, also spoken by Eric Sykes, which reads: "Oh! ... And The Cat!" See more »

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Remade as The Plank (1979) See more »

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Cathedral Consecration
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Music by Felton Rapley
Berry Music Ltd
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British comedy at its best
19 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a hilarious piece of nonsense from a cast of very talented actors/comedians. Eric Sykes is one of the greatest comedy actors/writers that Britain has produced and this film should not be slated because it seems dated by todays standards (it was made over 40 years ago). The plot is simple, the story is simple, but the simplicity of it is its charm. It is a film purely designed to entertain and to make one laugh, it has no message or underlying agenda, other than to bring a smile to people of all ages and nationality. The cast are all masters of their craft, the pick of the 60's comedians, and all 'proper' comedians, they did not have to resort to shock tactics and foul language to get the audiences attention, unlike todays comics. It seems to have stood the test of time, for few people have never heard of it and it has often been referred to a a 'British Classic' .... and deservedly so.


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