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The Night We Got the Bird (1961)

Cyril's family is unaware that he and his cabinet-maker employee are making and selling false antique furniture. It is only when he dies and his salesman Bernie marries his widow Julie that... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bertie Skidmore
... Julie Skidmore
Ronald Shiner ... Cecil Gibson
Leo Franklyn ... Victor Sellars
... Ma
... Fay Sellars
John Slater ... Wolf Mannheim (Manny)
Reginald Beckwith ... Chippendale Charlie
... P. C. Lovejoy
... Ben Green
Denis Shaw ... Stooge to Manny (as Dennis Shaw)
Ray Cooney ... Man with cartwheel
Gerald Cross ... Uncle Arthur
Vera Pearce ... Aunt
Grace Denbeigh-Russell ... Aunt
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Cyril's family is unaware that he and his cabinet-maker employee are making and selling false antique furniture. It is only when he dies and his salesman Bernie marries his widow Julie that the truth comes out through Cecil re-appearing as a parrot, puzzlingly given as a wedding gift. When a local Brighton heavy realises he's been conned the family band together to try and fix things. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Last film of Ronald Shiner. See more »

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Remake of Theatre Night: The Lovebirds (1957) See more »

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Put Me Amongst the Girls
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Written by C.W. Murphy and Dan Lipton
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As bad a comedy as they get
23 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Very tame British comedy, with a host of actors who should have had a better director.

Notable mainly for the outdoor location shots of Brighton in Sussex, England, and therefore as an historical document showing the seafront, the shops, the pier and Brighton North Station making, I believe its movie debut.

I have a poor quality copy of the film lifted off British TV if anyone really wants one, it is in VHS PAL though.


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