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All Coppers Are... (1972)

| Drama | June 1972 (UK)
A young policeman and a small-time crook are both involve with the same girl.


Sidney Hayers


Allan Prior (original screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Potter ... Joe
Julia Foster ... Sue
Nicky Henson ... Barry
Wendy Allnutt ... Peg
Sandra Dorne ... Sue's mother
Glynn Edwards ... Jock
Queenie Watts Queenie Watts ... Mrs. Malloy
Eddie Byrne ... Malloy
Norman Jones ... Sgt. Wallis
David Baxter David Baxter ... Fancy Boy
Carmel McSharry Carmel McSharry ... Mrs. Briggs
David Essex ... Ronnie Briggs
Robin Askwith ... Simmy
Tony Wright ... Police Inspector
Graham Weston


A young policeman and a small-time crook are both involve with the same girl.

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It's a fair cop...
2 November 2017 | by canndymanSee all my reviews

All Coppers Are isn't exactly a classic - but it's definitely a product of its time. Produced by 'Carry on' Peter Rogers (with a music score from Gerald Thomas), it's another attempt by them to branch out into something grittier and more realistic - hot on the heels of the movies 'Assault' & 'Revenge' over the previous couple of years.

It has an interesting cast, and lots of good period location filming around Battersea - but in some ways this is the most interesting part of the film. It starts off brightly enough as we get to know the characters, and the story involving a young copper and a petty criminal both vying for the charms of the same girl (played by Julia Foster) sounds promising.

The problem seems to lie with the enforced 'grittiness' - it never really feels authentic, and is more like a parody of working class London at that time. It comes across as a little stilted, and doesn't have the same beating heart at its centre as similar 'kitchen sink' films from previous years (such as 'Alfie'). The story ultimately doesn't seem to reach a satisfying conclusion, send out any particular moral message, or leave any lasting impression.

Having said that, there's still plenty to enjoy if you're a fan of early 70s Brit-movies - it's lovely to see a working Battersea power station in the background of a few scenes, and the cast do their best to liven up quite a thin script.

It's very much a period piece - not the worst of its genre, but far from being the best... it's a fair cop.

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