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The Sandwich Man (1966)

A man with a sandwich-board (advert) wanders around London meeting many strange characters.

Writers:

Michael Bentine (original story and screenplay), Robert Hartford-Davis (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Bentine Michael Bentine ... The Sandwich Man
Dora Bryan ... Mrs De Vere
Harry H. Corbett ... Stage Door Keeper
Bernard Cribbins ... Photographer
Diana Dors ... First Billingsgate Lady
Ian Hendry ... Policeman Motor Cycle
Stanley Holloway ... Park Gardener
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Lord Uffingham (as Wilfred Hyde White)
Michael Medwin ... Sewer Man
Ron Moody ... Rowing Coach
Anna Quayle ... Second Billingsgate Lady
Terry-Thomas ... Scout Master (as Terry Thomas)
Norman Wisdom ... Boxing Vicar
Donald Wolfit ... Car Salesman
David Buck David Buck ... Steven
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Storyline

A man with a sandwich-board (advert) wanders around London meeting many strange characters.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

That Swinging City See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David Buck, Suzy Kendall and Tracey Crisp all receive "introducing" credits. See more »

Goofs

When Michael Bentine arranges to meet Suzy Kendall at the River Boat, they are in St James's Park, close to Buckingham Palace, and they agree to meet in 30 minutes, yet when they meet they are near Putney Bridge, a distance of over 4 miles and neither uses any transport to get there. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits are played out over a wrestling bout, involving a bikini-clad girl, which has no connection with the rest of the film. See more »

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A lovely old English comedy
7 April 2016 | by walker4-1See all my reviews

This is quite a strange and eccentric movie and parts of it will look very strange to modern audiences.

In particular, the racial stereotyping which nowadays will be regarded by many as 'politically incorrect' to say the least.

The humour is rather zany but you need to remember that Michael Bentine was a member of the Goons: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298349/ which itself was rather surreal.

I think that this is a gem of English cinema.

It contains lots of old English character actors, most of whom are, sadly, no longer with us.

Most of the performances are of the 'cameo' type, lasting only a few minutes.

It is set in the Swinging Sixties and shows London at the time. Because London was like that (although not as eccentric!).

Many people nowadays will consider the movie to be 'lame' but it is enjoyable for those with an interest in social history and the actors of the time.


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