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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
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Dr. Aly Narayana
David Waller ...
Mr. Price
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Mrs. Murray
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Reverend Mort
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Mrs. Price
Tony Church ...
Mr. Arkwright
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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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First film of Elizabeth Spriggs. 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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3 December 2002 | by (LV, NV) – See all my reviews

Dreamlike satire about a young man who resists getting a job at the lone employing conglomerate in his dreary industrial town, but changes his mind when he discovers the plant's boiler room has the perfect climate to assist him with his pet horticultural (fungal) project. Many of the actors in this film also members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Also stars Beatles' friend and recording artist Cilla Black, but I date myself. If you can find this movie, watch it. It's twisted. Right up there with 'Billy Liar'. David Warner is perfect, a creepy combination of disaffected and keenly focused. Oh, where has this movie gone?


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