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Work Is a 4-Letter Word (1968)

Everyone is employed by the ultra-modern DICE Corporation but Valentine Brose would rather stay at home to tend his psychedelic mushrooms.

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Valentine Brose
Cilla Black ...
Betty Dorrick
Zia Mohyeddin ...
Dr. Aly Narayana
David Waller ...
Mr. Price
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Mrs. Murray
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Reverend Mort
Jan Holden ...
Mrs. Price
Tony Church ...
Mr. Arkwright
Joe Gladwin ...
Pa Brose
Julie May ...
Mrs. Dorrick
Derek Royle ...
Briggs
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Anthony
Cyril Cross ...
Commissionaire
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Registry Office Clerk
Paul Dawkins ...
Powerplant Guard
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Everyone is employed by the ultra-modern DICE Corporation but Valentine Brose would rather stay at home to tend his psychedelic mushrooms.

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This Film Is Perfectly Normal ... Only The Characters In It Are A Bit Odd.

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Comedy | Fantasy

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25 September 1968 (USA)  »

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David Waller replaced Alfred Marks who walked out during rehearsals. See more »

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[After getting rudely booted out of an establishment.]
Valentine Brose: I'm going to tell God on you!
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Work Is a Four-Letter Word
Written by Don Black & Guy Woolfenden
Sung by Cilla Black
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Father than far out
4 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the furthest out there of the late 60s counter culture movies, even though this 90 minute cinematic oddity was done by a Shakespeare troupe. We've got many of the classic themes here including work is oppressing and drugs can set you free! Right on.

Valentine Brose doesn't want to work but pressure from his girlfriend (Cilla Black!) and the chance to grow his magic mushrooms in a dark, damp factory environment persuade him to take the job. Many whimsical, surreal adventures follow, usually at the expense of the businessmen and the squares in general. At the end all the squares dose on Valentine's magic mushrooms, sit down for a nice chat and romp around all silly and laughy and childlike. Don't expect a straight narrative, it's as weird as all get out. Yay.


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