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Top of the Form (1953)

Some trouble with gambling forces con man Fortescue to hide out in a boys' school, posing as a professor. When the undisciplined and lazy boys have to pass a few tests, cheating becomes the... See full summary »

Writers:

John Paddy Carstairs (screenplay), Sid Colin (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ronald Shiner Ronald Shiner ... 'Professor' Fortescue
Harry Fowler ... Albert
Anthony Newley ... Percy
Alfie Bass ... Artie Jones
Mary Jerrold Mary Jerrold ... Mrs. Bagshot
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Dickson
Richard Wattis ... Willoughby-Gore
Gerald Campion Gerald Campion ... Pugley
Jacqueline Pierreux ... Ivette
Roland Curram ... Terence
Terence Mitchell Terence Mitchell ... Clarence
Oscar Quitak Oscar Quitak ... Septimus
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ... The Dean
Martin Benson ... Cliquot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Green ... Bookies thug
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Some trouble with gambling forces con man Fortescue to hide out in a boys' school, posing as a professor. When the undisciplined and lazy boys have to pass a few tests, cheating becomes the only option. Written by Lars Skogan

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school | mistaken identity | See All (2) »

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1953 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gi' den gas, professor See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

'Professor' Fortescue: You're going to pass this examination by 'ook or by crook.
Albert: We'll do it by crook - it's easier...
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Connections

Remake of Good Morning, Boys (1937) See more »

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Nostalgic look at 1950's

I watched the movie late the other night and it tugged the nostalgia strings. Yes Anthony Newley was a joy to watch as was a very very young Ronnie Corbett. Harry Fowler (later in the Army Game on TV) had a big part. Cant help but think he looks a lot like Robbie Fowler the footballer. Is that just a coincidence? Can anyone help? And what about sad old Alfie Bass also to star in the Army Game in 1960/61. What a face. I think they did a spin off later called Bootsie and Snudge (with Ronnie Fraser also from the Army Game.) Sadly it is all going to be forgotten. Its a fine example of English comedy before the influence of Monty Python when life was still so innocent and the Goons and Around The Horne were still on the Radio and Tony Hancock was making everyone laugh. Regards, Frank.


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