Will Any Gentleman . . . ?

Date: 1953
Director: Michael Anderson
Production Company: Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC)

Stars: George Cole, Jon Pertwee, Sidney James, Lucy Griffiths
Location(s): London.

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Storyline:

A Bank Clerk living in an ordinary Civil Servant life starts losing his inhibitions after watching a Hypnotist on stage whilst running an errand for his wayward brother.

Additional Information:

Joan Sims plays Henry’s Housemaid, this was Joan’s debut movie. Coincidently her long time ‘Carry On’ partner Sidney James is in the movie too, although they do not appear in any scene together.

William Hartnell as Dective Inspector Martin, appears in a few scenes with Jon Pertwee’s character Charley, both went on to play Dr Who.

Watch out for the Bank Clerk Mr Frobisher, played by Lionel Jeffries also in his debut movie.

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The movie opens up outside a Music Hall where Mendoza the Hypnotist is showing. looks as though this is a set

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Mr Hobson (Sidney James), owner of the Music Hall, seen walking along the shopping parade. Station Road, Edgware HA8 (RL)

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Mr Hobson enters the bank where Henry Sterling (George Cole) works. 317 Hale Lane, Edgware HA8 (RL)

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Henry seen here walking home after a days work.

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Henry, closing the gate to the pathway of his typical Civil Servant home.

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The next day after a late night visit to the Music Hall, Henry dances his way to work along the street where he lives.

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At work, having lost his inhibitions Henry is neglect in his service of a customer. Becoming aware of this he runs out of the bank after the customer, almost knocking over another customer entering. 317 Hale Lane, Edgware, HA8. (RL)

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Still running after the customer, Henry dodges traffic on a busy Station Road, Edgware, HA8 (RL)

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Further along the high street Henry stops a lady (Lucy Griffiths) and realises he has the wrong woman. Looking towards Hale Lane, Edgware HA8 (RL)

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Henry dashes to a nearby Telephone Kiosk to make a telephone call. Those were the days before mobile phones!! Looking towards the corner of Hale Lane and The Drive, Edgware HA8 (RL)

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Henry's brother Charley (Jon Pertwee) arrives at Henry's home.

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Realising that Henry's wife has left with an important item in her handbag, Charley rushes out into the street after her, only to see her depart in a Taxi Cab.

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After Medoza's visit to Henry's home, Henry and Charley are seen runing from Henry's home and along the street heading for the Music Hall where Mendoza is, having realised Mendoza has something of theirs.

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The brothers still running decided to stop and use a Telephone Kiosk just out of shot to call Charley's girlfriend Honey for assistance.

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Having returned to the Music Hall and got what they were after, the Brothers exit the Music Hall Stage Door and enter Honey's car.