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There Was a Crooked Man (1960)

| Comedy | June 1962 (USA)
When a law-abiding demolition expert is duped by a gang of criminals into helping them he is caught and jailed. When he is released he goes straight and then notices a leading citizen in ... See full summary »

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Adolf Carter
Andrew Cruickshank ...
McKillup
Reginald Beckwith ...
Station Master
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Ellen
Jean Clarke ...
Freda
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Flash Dan
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Restaurant Gentleman
Fred Griffiths ...
Taxi Driver
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Hospital Sister (as Ann Hefferman)
Rosalind Knight ...
Nurse
Reed De Rouen ...
Dutchman
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Ashton
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Smoking Machinist
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Prison Warden
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When a law-abiding demolition expert is duped by a gang of criminals into helping them he is caught and jailed. When he is released he goes straight and then notices a leading citizen in his town is cheating his neighbours. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Hair Raising! Roof Raising! A Feast Of Laughter!

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A fost cândva un şarlatan  »

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Scriptwriter Reuben Ship had been blacklisted in the States for alleged communist ties. See more »

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why is "There was a crooked man" never seen
5 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

Out of the 20 films the great Sir Norman has made this is the only one I have yet to see- but why? All film books say it is one of his best, and yet it has never been screened on TV or released on video/DVD. Come on, whoever can make it possible, show this film, or make it available for all die-hard Sir Norman fans so we can experience more of this amazing mans talents. Sir Norman is a national treasure to be cherished for all time and, having met him 6 times I can honestly say what a lovely, down to earth person he is, and I am sure he would want this one missing film of his to be available to his legion of devoted fans, so come on, someone, put right this glaring oversight.


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