I'm All Right Jack

I'm All Right Jack

DVD - 2003
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"Peter Sellers won his only British Academy Award for his career-making performance as Socialist shop steward Fred Kite in this brilliant class-struggle comedy. Ian Carmichael ... co-stars as naive Oxford graduate Stanley Windrush, who is hired as a common worker at his wealthy uncle's missile factory and quickly becomes a pawn in the battle between management and Mr. Kite's labor union. But can both sides stop a complete nitwit from single-handedly destroying the economy while becoming the symbol of integrity for an entire nation?"

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Onewhoissaved
Sep 28, 2016

"I'm all right Jack", 1959, British comedy, black and white, stars Ian Carmichael, Terry Tomas and Peter Sellers. Today's audience under the age of 40 are unlikely to know any of them. But I'm not a bottle-baby. This film is typical British, no Americans at all. Unions and businesses were never funnier than here. Who but the British could put a screen full of bare-ass women running around without the censors having heart attacks? I will say the beauty of the average British woman's face doesn't excite me very much. The rest of them is okay though. Carmichael is also remembered for portraying Lord Peter Wimsey on radio and on television. Terry Thomas had the most wonderful front tooth gap that sort of mesmerized you when looking at him. We wondered "why doesn't he get that gap fixed?". Peter Sellers was actually the biggest talent here but his fame for Americans was still to reach its zenith.

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Nursebob
Dec 14, 2014

A brilliantly caustic satire set in post WWII England which casts a jaundiced eye on the never-ending struggle between capitalist ideology and the socialist backlash which opposes it. When Stanley Windrush, the painfully clueless nephew of a decidedly privileged family, decides to put his Oxford business degree to good use he finds the corporate world doesn’t quite live up to his idealized expectations. After being passed over by the “Detto Detergent Company”, “Yum-Yum Candies”, and “British Corsets”, he finally settles for a simple labourer position at his uncle Bertie’s weapons factory, the aptly named “Missiles Inc.” It isn’t long however before Stanley’s naive idealism and tenacious honesty put him in hot water with both the oafish labour union, personified by the stuffy shop steward Mr. Kite who believes Lenin sits at the right hand of God; and the factory’s slimy managerial staff, personified by his own Uncle who is currently involved in an underhanded arms deal with a Middle Eastern diplomat. A series of misunderstandings and dirty political maneuvering ensue which snowball into a national strike and a raucous television showdown. An all star cast including Terry Thomas, Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, and Margaret Rutherford (with a surprise cameo from Malcolm Muggeridge), compliment a razor sharp script which manages to keep both sides well within its crosshairs. Intelligent, hilarious, and perhaps more relevant now than it ever was.

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