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Final theatrical feature film as a director for Val Guest.
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Roy Kinnear actually has two parts and played dual roles as Kinnear plays both Mr. Lloyd as well as being heard as the voice of the Irish Pub Landlord on the answer phone.
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Ronald Lacey was offered the role of Mr. Lloyd which in the end was cast with actor Roy Kinnear.
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Actors Jack Douglas, Jon Pertwee, and Edward Judd received 'guest star' credits.
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The movie was loosely based on the earlier Will Hay starring film Ask a Policeman (1939) which this remake's director Val Guest co-wrote.
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Bobby Ball and Tommy Cannon played characters, P.C. Bobby Ball and Sergeant Tommy Cannon respectively, who had the same names as their own.
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The value of the artworks and paintings that had been stolen by the gang of art thieves was UK £1 million.
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The movie was made and released about forty-three years after the original film Ask a Policeman (1939) from which it was loosely based and is considered a remake of.
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English filming locations feature in the movie included Bedfordshire, Borehamwood, Buckinghamshire, Bushey Heath, Dorset, Eaton Bray, Edlesborough, Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire, London, Lulworth Cove, St Albans, Wool, and Weymouth.
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The name of the little English country town where the police station was located was "Little Botham".
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Two of the credited writers on the film were both first named "Sidney". They were Sidney Gilliat, an originator of the original screenplay for Ask a Policeman (1939) with Val Guest, this remake's director, who was also billed for this remake's screenplay, and Sidney Green, billed as Sid Green, for additional material. Moreover, another "Sidney", making three Sidneys all up writing for this picture, Sid Colin, wrote for The Boys in Blue (1984) as well, but was uncredited.
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