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Will Any Gentleman...? (1953)

About a henpecked bank clerk who lives a dreary existence in suburban London. After a mix-up at a music hall, he finds himself onstage with ambiguously foreign magician Mendoza, who hypnotizes him into losing all of his inhibitions.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Vernon Sylvaine (play), Vernon Sylvaine (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Cole ... Henry Sterling
Veronica Hurst Veronica Hurst ... Florence Sterling
Heather Thatcher ... Mrs. Whittle
Jon Pertwee ... Charley Sterling
James Hayter ... Dr. Smith
William Hartnell ... Detective Inspector Martin
Sidney James ... Mr. Hobson
Diana Decker Diana Decker ... Angel
Joan Sims ... Beryl
Brian Oulton ... Mr. Jackson
Alan Badel ... The Great Mendoza
Wilfred Boyle Wilfred Boyle ... Albert Boyle
Alexander Gauge Alexander Gauge ... Mr. Billing
Jill Melford Jill Melford ... Honey
Josephine Douglas Josephine Douglas ... Doctor's Receptionist
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About a henpecked bank clerk who lives a dreary existence in suburban London. After a mix-up at a music hall, he finds himself onstage with ambiguously foreign magician Mendoza, who hypnotizes him into losing all of his inhibitions.

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one gentleman did... See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Erittäin vaarallista See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First film of Lucy Griffiths. See more »

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Remade as Six with Rix: Will Any Gentleman? (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Mona
(uncredited)
Music by Joyce Cochrane
Lyrics by Sonny Miller
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woeful adaptation of a stage success
25 November 2013 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I wonder if the director of this film went to see a stage performance of this film and decided to keep all the stage directions and mannerisms in the film.It seems that every line is shouted and the actors indulge in the most cringe worthy mugging.perhaps the only actor exempt from this criticism is George Cole.Incidentally the poor put upon member of the audience in the music hall sitting next to George Cole is none other than Richard Massingham who made public information shorts.There is a good cast including John Pertwee,James Hayter,Sid James,Diana decker but they are all wasted.It is woefully unfunny,although the technicolour photography gives a certain freshness to the picture.


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