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There Was a Crooked Man (1960)

When a law-abiding demolition expert is duped by a gang of criminals into helping them he is caught and jailed. When he is released he goes straight and then notices a leading citizen in ... See full summary »

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Stuart Burge

Writers:

James Bridie (play), Reuben Ship
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Wisdom ... Davy Cooper
Alfred Marks ... Adolf Carter
Andrew Cruickshank Andrew Cruickshank ... McKillup
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith ... Station Master
Susannah York ... Ellen
Jean Clarke Jean Clarke ... Freda
Timothy Bateson ... Flash Dan
Paul Whitsun-Jones Paul Whitsun-Jones ... Restaurant Gentleman
Fred Griffiths Fred Griffiths ... Taxi Driver
Ann Heffernan Ann Heffernan ... Hospital Sister (as Ann Hefferman)
Rosalind Knight Rosalind Knight ... Nurse
Reed De Rouen Reed De Rouen ... Dutchman
Brian Oulton ... Ashton
Glyn Houston ... Smoking Machinist
Percy Herbert ... Prison Warden
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When a law-abiding demolition expert is duped by a gang of criminals into helping them he is caught and jailed. When he is released he goes straight and then notices a leading citizen in his town is cheating his neighbours. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Hair Raising! Roof Raising! A Feast Of Laughter!

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1960 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A fost cândva un şarlatan See more »

Filming Locations:

Darwen, Lancashire, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Knightsbridge Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Scriptwriter Reuben Ship had been blacklisted in the States for alleged communist ties. See more »

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cracking caper from mr wisdom!
14 June 2004 | by robreel-1See all my reviews

Despite this not being seen since it's general release, i was lucky enough to see this classic comedy. This really stretches Normans talents to the full, This really deserves a DVD release of some sort cause it's probably lost or forgotten, someone needs to save this film!!!!!! There are however some fine performances from certain other actors, but norman steals the limelight, accidentally getting in trouble for robbing a safe, it's probably his best work in a movie, other wisdom films at the time were "the bulldog breed" and "on the beat" both classics by far, but this one glimmers alone on a shelve in an achieve somewhere waiting to be cleaned up for our general viewing.


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