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Rattle of a Simple Man (1964)

When a group of northern soccer fans are down in London for the Cup Final one of their number winds up with a lady of the night. As they talk, the unsophisticated and naive lad starts to ... See full summary »

Director:

Muriel Box

Writers:

Charles Dyer (screenplay), Charles Dyer (based on his original stage play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry H. Corbett ... Percy
Diane Cilento ... Cyrenne
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Winthram
Michael Medwin ... Ginger
Charles Dyer ... Chalky
Hugh Futcher ... Ozzie
Brian Wilde ... Fred
Alexander Davion ... Ricardo
David Saire David Saire ... Mario
Barbara Archer Barbara Archer ... Iris
Michael Robbins ... George (Organiser)
George Roderick ... Papa
Marie Burke ... Mama
Carole Gray ... District Nurse
John Ronane John Ronane ... Willie
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Storyline

When a group of northern soccer fans are down in London for the Cup Final one of their number winds up with a lady of the night. As they talk, the unsophisticated and naive lad starts to believe he has found true love. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Broadway's great comedy hit comes to the screen! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Verführen will gelernt sein... See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Thora Hird receives a 'Guest star' credit. See more »

Goofs

When Ginger approaches Cyrenne at the bar of the club, and she supposedly stubs her cigarette on his hand, in the next shot it is perfectly lit. See more »

Quotes

[Percy is interested in the life of a prostitute]
Percy Winthram: Do you have *normal* meals?
Cyrenne: [sarcastically] No, they give us special food. Extra vitamins, Technicolor pills.
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A little gem of a film
24 April 2001 | by finnigan2See all my reviews

I've seen this film twice over the years on the late night movies and would gladly buy a copy but it doesn't seem to be available on VHS anywhere from anybody - and believe me, I've looked! This is a pity because for a low budget film in black and white, most of which takes place between two people in one room, it succeeds in holding your interest as you really care what happens to the two principals. The movie takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride as you laugh and cry with them through their hopes, anger, fears and dreams. I would rate this as a 10 out of 10.


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