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On the Beat (1962)

| Comedy | 1963 (USA)
Norman wants to be a policeman like his father was, but he fails the height test (amongst others). One day he gets out his father's old uniform and "walks the beat". This leads to a level ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Asher

Writers:

Jack Davies (screenplay), Norman Wisdom (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Wisdom ... Norman Pitkin / Giulio Napolitani
Jennifer Jayne ... Rosanna Guardia
Raymond Huntley ... Sir Ronald Ackroyd
David Lodge ... Insp. Hobson
Esma Cannon ... Mrs. Timms
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Police Doctor
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... Sgt. Lucilla Wilkins
Ronnie Stevens ... Oberon
Terence Alexander ... Chief Supt. Bert Belcher
Maurice Kaufmann ... Vince
Dilys Laye ... American Lady
George Pastell ... Manzini
Jack Watson ... Police Sergeant
Campbell Singer Campbell Singer ... Bollington
Lionel Murton Lionel Murton ... Man in Underground Train
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Storyline

Norman wants to be a policeman like his father was, but he fails the height test (amongst others). One day he gets out his father's old uniform and "walks the beat". This leads to a level of chaos that only Norman could cause. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caos en Scotland Yard See more »

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The Rank Organisation See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Sgt. Wilkins she is walking into the salon. As she walks in we see that the backdrop of the street is in fact the same set which Norman entered in the opening scene which is used as the Police Station. See more »

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Featured in Norman Wisdom: His Story (2010) See more »

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On the Beat
Played by The Clyde Valley Stompers (as the Clyde Valley Stompers)
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"Wait for me!"
14 May 2009 | by AndreiPavlovSee all my reviews

Because I'm laughing behind and the reason is this little fella, known as Mr Pitkin...

Another hit by the maestro of comedy. I did not like it much when I saw it for the first time mostly due to the fact that I did not understand quite a lot, but later, as I watched it in my native language, I got amazed by Mr Norman Wisdom's genius again.

It's damn funny with tons of funny episodes Check out the one with those two nosey neighbours behind the door (the old lady jerks her head and hits the chin of the man - it sounds simply outstanding and looks totally stupid).

Great timing and performance... yes, 10 out of 10. No question.


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