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Too Many Crooks (1959)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 8 March 1959 (UK)
Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Mario Zampi

Writers:

Christiane Rochefort (story), Jean Nery (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry-Thomas ... Billy Gordon
George Cole ... Fingers
Brenda de Banzie ... Lucy (as Brenda De Banzie)
Bernard Bresslaw ... Snowdrop
Sidney James ... Sid
Joe Melia ... Whisper
Vera Day ... Charmaine
Delphi Lawrence Delphi Lawrence ... Secretary
John Le Mesurier ... Magistrate
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Solicitor
Rosalie Ashley Rosalie Ashley ... Angela
Nicholas Parsons Nicholas Parsons ... Tommy
Vilma Ann Leslie Vilma Ann Leslie ... Girl Journalist
Edie Martin ... Gordon's Mother
Tutte Lemkow ... Swarthy Man
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Storyline

Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the boys off. So they decide to kidnap his daughter, only to end up with his wife Lucy. Gordon makes out he couldn't be more pleased, spurring Lucy to take charge of the hopeless bunch of villains. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

Robbery With Laughter! Crime Was Simple To Them - They Were All Simple Minded!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangsterkvartetten See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The last feature film of Gibb McLaughlin. See more »

Quotes

Billy Gordon: Did you hear that? A tax inspector. Well, he's out for a start. I never want to see him again.
Lucy Gordon: Billy, he's a nice young man and she loves him.
Billy Gordon: Oh, don't be so ridiculous. Nobody loves a tax inspector. They're beyond the pale!
Lucy Gordon: It's a most honourable profession.
Billy Gordon: Honourable? Are you kidding?
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Referenced in Ruthless People (1986) See more »

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Monty Python prequel?
6 June 2007 | by inframanSee all my reviews

Absolutely hysterical! I have never forgotten any of the Mario Zampi comedies I first saw as a teenager in the 1950s, especially this one & Laughter in Paradise. George Cole was in both (he's still around & working, lucky for us) & gives a brilliantly funny performance. Terry-Thomas has never been funnier. In this film he's like a broader version of Rex Harrison. Many of the set pieces (such as the undertakers in top hats pulling a criminal caper) & performances (especially by George Cole) seem like predecessors of Monty Python. The entire cast is perfect & includes Sid James & Bernard Bresslaw from the Carry On movies. One of the funniest films I've ever seen.


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