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Ooh... You Are Awful (original title)
Charlie Tully and womanising Reggie Peek con two rich Italians out of £500,000 but during their flight out Charlie is arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a... See full summary »


Cliff Owen


John Warren (original screenplay), John Singer (original screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Emery Dick Emery ... Charlie Tully
Derren Nesbitt ... Sid Sabbath
Ronald Fraser ... Reggie Campbell Peek
Pat Coombs Pat Coombs ... Libby Niven
William Franklyn William Franklyn ... Arnold Van Cleef
Cheryl Kennedy Cheryl Kennedy ... Jo Mason
Norman Bird ... Warder Burke
Roland Curram ... Vivian
Liza Goddard ... Liza Missenden Green
Ambrosine Phillpotts ... Lady Missenden Green
Brian Oulton ... Funeral Director
David Healy ... Tourist (as Dave Healey)
Steve Plytas Steve Plytas ... Signor Vittorio Ferruchi
Louis Negin ... Emilio Ferruchi
Neil Wilson ... Attendant Price


Charlie Tully and womanising Reggie Peek con two rich Italians out of £500,000 but during their flight out Charlie is arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a Swiss Bank and after Charlie is released is about to tell him which Bank when he is killed by Sid Sabbath's gang whose girlfriend Reggie had an affair with. The only lead is four tattoos that is on the girls Reggie had affairs with while Charlie was in jail. But Sabbath is on Charlie's trail to kill him and the Italians contract the mob - to find the money and then kill him..... Written by Lee Horton <LeeH@tcp.co.uk>

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... but I like you!




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English | Italian

Release Date:

27 September 1973 (France) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Alternative title for this film is "You are awful." See more »


In the final scene, the Italian backdrop fails to switch perspective on the shot-change. See more »


Spun-off from The Dick Emery Show (1963) See more »


String Scene
Music by Anthony Mawer
Bruton Music Ltd
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The cheek of it!
3 October 2015 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

Ooh... You Are Awful, but I like you! This was the catchphrase of the comedian Dick Emery. Emery became a household name in 1960s/70s British light entertainment. There was a time when the likes of Emery and Mike Yarwood seemed to constantly be on the radio or television, doing their thing. Chances are that if you were watching, listening and enjoying back then, then there's a good chance you will like this film outing for Emery.

Plot involves a con-man caper scenario where Emery plays Charlie Tully, who along with his side-kick Reggie Peek (Ronald Fraser), manages to con half a million pounds out of two Italians. But circumstances lead to Charlie doing a short stint in jail and after Reggie is killed, Charlie has to locate the bank account number where Reggie stashed the cash. The number, as it transpires, has been tattooed over the derrières of four beauties once involved with Reggie. Cue Charlie having to use his cunning number of disguises to reveal the special code. But others are on his tail as well...

It's as corny as it sounds, a little bit of innuendo here and there, some nudity and cheeky asides, while Emery gets to run through his various characters in search of the golden bottoms! It's a hard sell to anyone not familiar with the work of Emery and the era of British film it was made in, but it's a fun enough romp, even if it's instantly forgettable once over. 6/10

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