Thursday, January 18, 2018

I'm All Right Jack (1959)

Director: John Boultin

Writers: Alan Hackney, Frank Harvey, John Boulting

Composer: Ken Hare

Starring: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price, Margaret Rutherford, Irene Handl, Liz Fraser, Miles Malleson, Marne Maitland, John Le Mesurier

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Three of England's Top Comedians...One Big Laugh Riot!

Plot: A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

Jesus Palomino!  NUDITY!

You have to wait until the end of the picture to get to it but it's a fun ride and well worth it.  A lot of these 50s British comedies are either too silly (where everyone's an idiot) or it's just cute.  I laughed a few times at this one.  The cast is fantastic.  It's a really good early Sellers role.  His dialects were unparalleled.  He's the biggest star (now, but not as much then) but they all do a fantastic job and there are a lot of little funny moments that add up to an enjoyable picture.  This flick takes the piss out of silly rules whether it's from the union or from management.  I'd say this is one of the best of the British comedy output of the 1950s.

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