Comedy. Two dustmen come into possession of a valuable book but the donor's sister wants it back. Starring Bill Owen and Leslie Dryer with Joy Nicols.

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Joy Nichols ...
Lobelia
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Leslie Dwyer ...
Harold Berens ...
Driver
Roddy Hughes ...
J.C. Layton
Ellen Pollock ...
Agatha Lincoln
Wally Patch ...
Burrows
Dandy Nichols ...
William Simons ...
Totti Truman Taylor ...
Charlotte Duncan
Bill Shine ...
Alistair Lincoln
Tony Quinn ...
Elmer J. Cobb
Diana Chapman ...
Receptionist
Scott Sanders ...
Lancelot Barnaby Pennington
Michael McKeag ...
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Comedy. Two dustmen come into possession of a valuable book but the donor's sister wants it back. Starring Bill Owen and Leslie Dryer with Joy Nicols.

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Cheap and cheerful British comedy
24 September 2005 | by (Casa Nostra) – See all my reviews

One of a long list of "churn em out quick and cheap" films of the fifties. Bill Owen is amongst the cast of dustmen who make a few quid from a rare book.The book " does the rounds" as it passes from one person to another before ending up in the right hands. The only odd piece of casting seems to be the girl playing Lobelia who somehow looks out of place amongst a cast of chirpy cockneys.

Also notable for featuring actors who found fame later in life. Bill Owen as Compo in Last Of the Summer Wine, Leslie Dwyer as the kid's entertainer in Hi De Hi, Dandy Nicholls as the silly moo in Til Death, Harold Berens in the Prisoner and William Simons ( Derek the schoolboy) as PC Ventress in Heartbeat


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