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Ladies Who Do (1963)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 22 June 1964 (Sweden)
The "Ladies Who Do" are office cleaners. One of them discovers some hot stock tips and they make a fortune. They then make good use of it to save their old neighbourhoods from the wicked developer.


C.M. Pennington-Richards (as C. M. Pennington-Richards)


Michael Pertwee (screenplay), John Bignall (original idea)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peggy Mount ... Mrs. Cragg
Robert Morley ... The Colonel
Harry H. Corbett ... James Ryder
Miriam Karlin Miriam Karlin ... Mrs. Higgins
Avril Elgar Avril Elgar ... Emily Parish
Dandy Nichols ... Mrs. Merryweather
Jon Pertwee ... Sydney Tait
Joan Benham ... Miss Pinsent
Ron Moody ... Police Inspector
Cardew Robinson Cardew Robinson ... Police Driver
Nigel Davenport ... Mr. Strang
Arthur Howard Arthur Howard ... Chauffeur
Ernest Clark ... Stockbroker
Tristram Jellinek Tristram Jellinek ... 2nd Stockbroker
John Laurie ... Doctor MacGregor


The "Ladies Who Do" are office cleaners. One of them discovers some hot stock tips and they make a fortune. They then make good use of it to save their old neighbourhoods from the wicked developer.

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Release Date:

22 June 1964 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Did You Know?


Jon Pertwee (Sydney Tait) was the younger brother of the screenwriter Michael Pertwee. See more »


Mrs. Higgins (Miriam Karlin) picks up a copy of the News of the World newspaper, indicating that it is a Sunday. However, offices and shops are open, which would not have been the case in early 60s Britain. See more »


[Mrs Cragg overhears James Ryder and Sidney Tait bemoaning the fact that a financial backer has pulled out of investing in their company and that they will need to borrow money at a crippling interest rate]
Mrs. Cragg: [to herself] I'd give them a quid out of my own pocket if only they'd stop walking over my nice clean floor.
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Referenced in The Curse of Steptoe (2008) See more »

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Comedy of the times that's forever funny
5 March 2002 | by enzedderSee all my reviews

Who couldn't enjoy this humour? It's so pure and witty that it will appeal to anyone with class. The prim and proper characters only set the tone for the culture in which this takes place and helps with viewer placement. A group of 4 chars/char ladies (cleaning ladies) along with the help of the live-in border of one of them are able to make a fortune on the stock market from tips they find in the litter. The poorly regarded employees - middle-aged women in the early 1960s - soon get the upper hand and call the shots. It's a London that few will recognise today, helped by shots of many depressing British housing examples, total indigenous-Briton cast (no black faces) and children fearless to play in the streets. If you have the opportunity to watch this movie, open your mind and allow yourself to see things from a long-gone era of history.

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