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Down Among the Z Men (1952)

Not Rated | | Comedy | October 1952 (UK)
The cast of the popular radio program "The Goon Show" perform some of their favourite routines.

Director:

Maclean Rogers

Writers:

Jimmy Grafton (by), Francis Charles (by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harry Secombe ... Harry Jones (as The Goons)
Michael Bentine Michael Bentine ... Prof. Osrick Purehart (as The Goons)
Spike Milligan ... Pte. Eccles (as The Goons)
Peter Sellers ... Colonel Bloodnok (as The Goons)
Carole Carr Carole Carr ... Carole Gayley (as The Goons)
The Television Toppers The Television Toppers ... Dancers (as Leslie Roberts Twelve Toppers)
Clifford Stanton Clifford Stanton ... Stanton
Robert Cawdron ... Sergeant Bullshine
Andrew Timothy Andrew Timothy ... Captain Evans
Graham Stark ... Spider
Russ Allen Russ Allen ... Brigadier's ADC
Elizabeth Kearns Elizabeth Kearns ... Girl in Shop
Miriam Karlin ... Woman in Shop
Sidney Vivian Sidney Vivian ... Landlord
Howell Evans Howell Evans
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Storyline

Professor Pure Heart absentmindedly loses the top secret formula in Harry Jones' Grocery Shop. "Bats of the Yard", as Harry calls himself, finds it and proudly attempts to return it to the Professor. Written by ICMagent

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Stand Easy See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Andrew Timothy was the regular announcer on later editions of The Goons' radio show, replacing Wallace Greenslade. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits: E.J. Fancey Productions Have the misfortune to inflict. See more »

Connections

Featured in Climb Up the Wall (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Down Among the Z Men
(uncredited)
Music by Jack Jordan
Lyrics by James Douglas (i.e. Jimmy Grafton)
Performed by Carole Carr, Peter Sellers, Michael Bentine, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe
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simply dreadful
16 October 2005 | by herbertanchovySee all my reviews

Hmm. as most people who are goons fans have probably done, I watched this film purely out of curiosity having never seen the format "on screen". It didn't work. There is nothing whatsoever to recommend this film, boring, unfunny and unwatchable. as the goons huge popularity in later years goes to show, that's not to say that their talent is in any way called into question, I just think they really hadnt quite decided on which comedic routines would work and which wouldn't as early as 1952. Far better to watch something like "the muckinese battle horn" from 1957, which although doesn't feature secombe, is far nearer the mark to the goons madcap fast moving humour, and fans of the radio show will feel more at home. "z men" is quite frankly embarrassingly bad.


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