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Left Right and Centre (1959)

At the Earndale by-election natural history expert and TV personality Bob Wilcot for the Conservatives finds himself up against Billingsgate girl Stella Stoker for the socialists. Amateur ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Gilliat

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Sidney Gilliat (screenplay), Sidney Gilliat (from an original story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Bredin Patricia Bredin ... Left - Stella Stoker
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Left - Bert Glimmer
Jack Hedley ... Left - Bill Hemingway
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Left - Alf Stoker
Russell Waters Russell Waters ... Left - Mr. Bray
Hattie Jacques ... Left - Woman in Car
Ian Carmichael ... Right - Robert Wilcot
Richard Wattis ... Right - Harding-Pratt
Moyra Fraser ... Right - Annabel
William Kendall ... Right - Pottle
George Benson George Benson ... Right - Egerton
Anthony Sharp ... Right - Peterson
Moultrie Kelsall ... Right - Grimsby Armfield
Olwen Brookes Olwen Brookes ... Right - Mrs. Samson
Alastair Sim ... Centre - Lord Wilcot
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At the Earndale by-election natural history expert and TV personality Bob Wilcot for the Conservatives finds himself up against Billingsgate girl Stella Stoker for the socialists. Amateur politician against committed activist. But could it become boy-who-fancies-girl against girl-who-fancies-boy? The party agents are soon colluding against such a disaster. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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You'll Howl When SEX and POLITICS Collide Head On!

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Last film of Gordon Harker. See more »

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Centre - Lord Wilcot: We are all governed by dead ideas but, when it comes to political programmes, an idea has not merely to be dead but to have lost all meaning before it has any chance of being adopted with real enthusiasm.
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Typical 50's BritPic
12 September 2016 | by billbrooks02See all my reviews

Sub-Ealing fare with many stalwarts of the genre in evidence. This is the Flanders and Swann style of satire('It's not meant to be funny - it's gentle humour - like Last of the Summer Wine')having a go at the Lord who turns his stately home to a tourist attraction(e.g. proto-fascist Duke of Bedford who 'let the side down') that thinks if it gives the impression of attacks on both parties it is neutral. Of course it is a product of its time so all the clichés are respected. Expect men to be calculating, women to be silly, featherbrained things, toffs well meaning, workers drinking, salt of the earth types, etc.etc.The mark is mostly for seeing Sim, Wattis and Barker do their stuff.


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18 July 1960 (Sweden) See more »

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