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Brenda de Banzie
Naive Stanley Windrush returns from the war, his mind set on a successful career in business. Much to his own dismay, he soon finds he has to start from the bottom and work his way up, and also that the management as well as the trade union use him as a tool in their fight for power.Written by
Dennis Price, properly noted in the closing credits for his role as Bertram Tracepurcel, has his given name spelled with only one "n" (Denis) in the opening credits. See more »
[in an induction programme at the Detto detergent factory]
It might interest you to know, Sir, that I have a great aunt who tried Frisko once and she came out in an appalling rash.
Is that so? It may interest you to know that my babies' napkins have always been washed in Frisko and that no child has shown a sign of a spot since birth.
Oh. Of course, my aunt's rash was on her arm.
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Opening quote: "Oh! Brave New World that hath such people in't" --William Shakespeare See more »
In my opinion, despite its age, this is certainly the finest comedy movie ever to have been produced in the UK. Sellers shows us his true genius as the Union leader Fred Kite, a role that he arguably never bettered. It is a film that can be watched more than once, because the subtlety of the humour runs deep, and new pieces that escaped notice the first time can be detected in subsequent viewings. Sellers is undoubtedly the master here, but is well supported by Carmichael- and Terry Thomas as the hard pressed personnel manager comes close to stealing the top honours. A truly first class comedy that tells us more about the state of British Industry in 1959 than any serious drama from the same era.
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