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The Big Job

The Big Job

Gerald Thomas (1965)

84min
U Certificate
Saturday 12:15pm - 2pm Talking Pictures
SUB B&W
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Review

Our Score
This breezy comedy from the Carry On people is played with evident relish by several series regulars. As ever, Sid James is the life and soul as the leader of a gang of incompetent crooks who discover a police station has been built on the site where they stashed the loot from their last robbery. Partners-in-crime Sylvia Syms, Dick Emery and Lance Percival bungle his recovery plans with practised buffoonery, but they are often reduced to slapstick props, whereas Joan Sims's landlady, Jim Dale's goofy plod and Deryck Guyler's idle desk sergeant are fully developed comic creations.

Summary

A trio of inept crooks try to retrieve a cache of stolen loot from its hiding place in the grounds of a police station - leading to all manner of hilarity. Slapstick-heavy comedy, starring Sid James, Jim Dale, Sylvia Syms, Dick Emery, Lance Percival and Edina Ronay.

Cast & Crew

George Brain Sidney James
Myrtle Robbins Sylvia Syms
Fred "Booky" Binns Dick Emery
Tim "Dipper" Day Lance Percival
Mildred Gamely Joan Sims
Harold Jim Dale
Sally Gamely Edina Ronay
Police sergeant Deryck Guyler
First workman Brian Rawlinson
Registrar Reginald Beckwith
Judge David Horne
Director Gerald Thomas
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Anglo Amalgamated Available on: Available on video

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