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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 »

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Sidney Gilliat

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Sidney Gilliat (screenplay), Sidney Gilliat (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 - Christopher 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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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1960 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Wahlk(r)ampf See more »

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Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Last film of Gordon Harker. See more »

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In the closing credits, the cast members are listed under seperate headings "Left", "Right" and "Centre". See more »

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Laboured
4 March 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This film was released to coincide with the 1959 General election.This gives an idea of the level of political satire prior to the arrival of TWTWTW on BBC TV.In fact the writers choose to become more involved in romantic conflict rather than political conflict,and it all turns about,excuse the pun,rather laboured.What makes this worse is the fact that there is an excellent supporting cast,including Gordon Barker in his last role.It has to be said that the two leads are pretty indifferent,and Alistair SIM only appears sporadically.Barker and Wattis have the best lines as the two party agents. Wattis are good as the party agents.


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