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There Was a Crooked Man (1960)

| Comedy | June 1962 (USA)
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 »

Director:

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1962 (USA) 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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Trivia

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

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TWACM is out there somewhere?
8 October 2011 | by rstout3526See all my reviews

This long lost classic is out there somewhere. During the last Christmas break I joined a group of people in our local pub to watch Norman Wisdom in The Bulldog Breed on someone's laptop. It was from one of those streaming sites. At the end of the film someone mentioned TWACM and this chap brought it up on his screen. I sat and watched it right through - full titles, music, credits etc. Therefore if it is available to screen on the internet then surely it must be available to buy on DVD? I have tried to find a copy without luck, however, on the Darwen, Lancashire web site there is mention of this film being screened recently in the town hall in celebration of films made in Darwen - Brief Encounter etc. Apparently the town hall scenes in TWACM were filmed there.


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