Postman's Knock

Postman's Knock

Robert Lynn (1961)

U Certificate


Our Score
One of two comedies (the other is Invasion Quartet) created for Spike Milligan by John Briley and Jack Trevor Story, talented writers not noted for their eccentric humour (Briley went on to script Gandhi and Cry Freedom). Consequently the brilliant Goon flounders in the conventional, happy-go-lucky tale of a village postman who is transferred to London and comes up against mail robbers and streamlined sorting equipment. Disastrously, the supporting cast, especially sozzled old Wilfrid Lawson, are funnier than the star.


Gentle comedy about a conscientious rural postman whose efficiency earns him a transfer to London, where he foils a gang of crooks. Spike Milligan, Barbara Shelley and Wilfrid Lawson star.

Cast & Crew

Harold Petts Spike Milligan
Jean Barbara Shelley
PC Woods John Wood (2)
Fordyce Ronald Adam
Postman Wilfrid Lawson
Psychiatrist Miles Malleson
Police inspector Archie Duncan
Post office superintendent Bob Todd
Rupert Warren Mitchell
Sam Arthur Mullard
Pete John Bennett
Joe Lance Percival
Director Robert Lynn
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer