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White Cargo (1973)

| Comedy | 1973 (UK)
Albert is a bumbling civil servant, who dreams that he is a Bond-like secret agent. He gets involved in a plot to smuggle young women out to the Middle East. More by luck than judgment he manages to thwart the baddies and save the day.

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Albert Toddey
Hugh Lloyd ...
Chumley
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Stella
Tim Barrett ...
Fosdyke
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Harry (as Dave Prowse)
Raymond Cross ...
Dudley Fox
John Barber ...
Special Agent
Sue Bond ...
Desiree
Stanley Stewart ...
Jim
Geraldine Hart ...
Housewife
Roger Adamson ...
Carpet Salesman
Paddy McQueen ...
Old Lady
Nick Zaran ...
Strip Club Manager (as Nik Zaran)
Peter Thompson ...
Paraffin Man
Sonny Caldinez ...
Bodyguard
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David Jason's most famous film appearance of the 1970's was opposite Graham Chapman in 'The Odd Job' but five years earlier he played the lead role in this very low budget comedy. His character is a daydreamer but he manages to get caught up in an adventure involving the hugely underated Imogen Hassall. There is even an appearance from a pre Darth Vader Dave Prowse although his character closer resembles the one he played in 'Callan'. Written by <timbishopgb@excite.com>

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Albert's Follies  »

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Can it get any worse?
4 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There was one reason, and one reason only, that I watched this film (in 2006) and that was because David Jason, everyone's favourite British TV sit-com star, was in it. He must cringe every time this film is mentioned! The plot is awful, the acting is awful and the sets (such as they are)are low budget. I have given this 2 because there are one or two genuinely funny moments but the overall score should be minus one! I'm sure that (in 1973) the attractive ladies (with attractive bosoms!) would have a stimulating effect but nowadays, nope! Imogen Hassall, a lovely lady who decorated many a cinema screen, must also look at this with horror. Having said all this, I'm sure David and Imogen were laughing all the way to the bank! Don't bother to watch it.


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