Down among the Z-Men

Down among the Z-Men

Maclean Rogers (1952)

67min
U Certificate
Wed 2 Aug 3:20am - 4:50am Talking Pictures
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Review

Our Score
Although Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan co-starred in Penny Points to Paradise in 1951, this was the only time all four founders of The Goon Show appeared together on celluloid. However, Michael Bentine's turn as a mad professor is just one of many space-fillers in this dismal army romp. Gone is the zany humour that made the radio show essential listening, and in its place comes crude slapstick and obvious observation. Veteran director Maclean Rogers fails to disguise either the cheapness of the production or the bankruptcy of the plot, which is held together with interminable numbers from the camp programme.

Summary

A group of unlikely heroes tries to prevent a secret atomic formula from falling into the wrong hands during the Second World War. Comedy, starring The Goons.

Cast & Crew

Harry Jones Harry Secombe
Private Eccles Spike Milligan
Professor Osrick Purehart Michael Bentine
Major Bloodnock Peter Sellers
Carole Gayley Carole Carr
Director Maclean Rogers
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy