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Too Many Crooks (1959)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 8 March 1959 (UK)
Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Mario Zampi

Writers:

Christiane Rochefort (story), Jean Nery (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry-Thomas ... Billy Gordon
George Cole ... Fingers
Brenda de Banzie Brenda de Banzie ... Lucy (as Brenda De Banzie)
Bernard Bresslaw ... Snowdrop
Sidney James ... Sid
Joe Melia ... Whisper
Vera Day ... Charmaine
Delphi Lawrence Delphi Lawrence ... Secretary
John Le Mesurier ... Magistrate
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Solicitor
Rosalie Ashley Rosalie Ashley ... Angela
Nicholas Parsons Nicholas Parsons ... Tommy
Vilma Ann Leslie Vilma Ann Leslie ... Girl Journalist
Edie Martin ... Gordon's Mother
Tutte Lemkow ... Swarthy Man
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Storyline

Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the boys off. So they decide to kidnap his daughter, only to end up with his wife Lucy. Gordon makes out he couldn't be more pleased, spurring Lucy to take charge of the hopeless bunch of villains. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

Robbery With Laughter! Crime Was Simple To Them - They Were All Simple Minded!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangsterkvartetten See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Quotes

Charmaine: I thought you were coming by hearse.
Fingers: We changed hearses in mid-stream.
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Connections

Edited into Heroes of Comedy: Terry-Thomas (1995) See more »

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Cracking Comedy!
15 July 2008 | by ronevickersSee all my reviews

For any fans of British comedy films of the 50's/60's, this is one of the best. It has a calvacade of British comic character actors, who all turn in well-honed performances, with the icing on the cake provided by Terry-Thomas, at the top of his form. His rapid fire delivery, clever mugging and sheer enthusiasm in the lead role is a joy to behold. I can't think of any other actor who could have carried off this characterisation half as well. The whole film simply bristles with that unique joie-de-vivre that was inherent in the very best of the British comedies at that time. An undoubted treat for all comedy-loving film buffs.


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