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It's Not Cricket (1949)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy | April 1949 (UK)
Kicked out of Army Intelligence, a pair of upper class twits set up as private detectives. The result is refined English chaos.

Directors:

Roy Rich, Alfred Roome

Writers:

Lyn Lockwood (screenplay), Bernard McNabb (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Basil Radford ... Major Bright
Naunton Wayne ... Captain Early
Susan Shaw ... Primrose Brown
Maurice Denham ... Otto Fisch
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Batman
Nigel Buchanan Nigel Buchanan ... Gerald Lawson
Alan Wheatley ... Felix
Jane Carr ... Virginia Briscoe
Patrick Waddington ... Valentine Christmas
Edward Lexy ... Brigadier Falcon
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Yokel
Diana Dors ... Blonde
Mary Hinton ... Lady Lawson
Margaret Withers Margaret Withers ... Mrs. Falcon
Brian Oulton ... Simon Herbage
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" This is the regettable story of two Drones who didn't even know their own Zones. It starts in Germany, gets nowhere and stops at nothing." Radford and Wayne, cashiered from the army when they let a captured Nazi escape, become private detectives who later get involved with the same German and a missing diamond ... Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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Adventure | Comedy

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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this picture are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events, or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits: After the War Germany was famous for two things - Zones and Drones.

This is the regrettable story of two Drones who didn't even know their own Zones.

It starts in Germany gets nowhere, and stops at nothing. See more »

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Referenced in Helter Skelter (1949) See more »

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What passed for comedy in 1949
18 February 2017 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

Charters and Caldicott have been promoted by the film producer to head this comedy.Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford were popular playing these two bumbling characters in several films but I still think their performance in "The Lady Vanishes" 1938 was best and especially in the latter film I liked Basil Radford describing a particularly feliticous piece of play by Wally Hammond which he illustrates with sugar cubes representing the players on the field.I too was annoyed when Dame May Witty asked for the sugar cubes to be handed back to her table in the restaurant car.My summary title may seem a trifle arrogant but one has to remember we had just been through another world war and the nation needed to have something to laugh at in the cinema in the days before widespread TV ownership.Yes the comedy was primitive and producers still relied on old fashioned slapstick humour in the main to entertain the masses.Adequate 6/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1949 (UK) See more »

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Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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