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Crooks Anonymous (1962)

Forsdyke, a pathological petty thief subjects himself to a strict correction course run by a wealthy ex-con Widdowes and his Crooks Anonymous organization. Forsdyke's young and innocent ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writers:

Jack Davies (original screenplay), Henry Blyth (original screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Phillips ... Dandy Forsdyke
Stanley Baxter ... R.S. Widdowes
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Laurence Montague (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Julie Christie ... Babette La Verne
James Robertson Justice ... Sir Harvey Russellrod
Michael Medwin ... Ronnie Bassett
Pauline Jameson ... Prunella
Robertson Hare ... Grimsdale
Raymond Huntley ... Wagstaffe
Norman Rossington ... Bert
Harry Fowler ... Woods
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... Fletcher
Harold Goodwin ... George
Harry Locke Harry Locke ... Fred
Colin Gordon ... Drunk
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Forsdyke, a pathological petty thief subjects himself to a strict correction course run by a wealthy ex-con Widdowes and his Crooks Anonymous organization. Forsdyke's young and innocent girlfriend Babette, holds the hopes for his recovery and promises that she'll marry him if he'll reform. However, Forsdyke loses control when he's locked in a department store over Christmas. Written by alfiehitchie

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No one ever turned on the HEAT and HILARITY Like "Crooks Anonymous" See more »

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Film debut of Julie Christie. See more »

Goofs

When Fosdyke (Leslie Phillips) is left alone after being taken to Manderville Hall he falls into the trap of opening a safe behind a picture. In the first shot he is suddenly interrupted by Senior Brother (Wilfrid Hyde-White) and closes the picture over the safe, but when it is reopened the handle is at right angles to where it was before. See more »

Quotes

Babette La Verne: Just look around the room and show one thing that isn't stolen.
Dandy Forsdyke: [He looks and looks and, after some difficulty, takes a picture frame from the mantle which has a picture of Babette] . This.
[And then he explains]
Dandy Forsdyke: Ah - the picture, not the frame.
Babette La Verne: [Tearfully] Even the camera you took the picture with was stolen.
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Soundtracks

I Must Resist Temptation
(uncredited)
Music by George Martin and Muir Mathieson
Lyrics by Brian Innes
Sung by Leslie Phillips
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A Comedy Classic
27 May 1999 | by salty-9See all my reviews

This is an old black and white comedy that has not had a high recognition factor tied to it. A basic comedy that is easy to follow, a delight for all ages. Very amusing in parts, especially of Leslie Phillips as Captain Pierrs Oban Forsdyke and Stanley Baxter in a memorable performance as Brother Widdows. Classic!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agarra que é ladrão! See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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