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I'm All Right Jack (1960)




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Set in a missile factory, the film focuses on Stanley Windrush, an upper-class graduate who innocently accepts a job at his uncle Bettram Purcel's factory. Unbeknownst to Stanley, his uncle has an agenda where he plans for his nephew to become the catalyst of a labour dispute, which his uncle hopes to profit from. Unfortunately for Bettram his plan backfires when his socialist employee Mr. Kite takes advantage of the opportunity for his own gain.

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Ian Carmichael
as Stanley Windrush
as Maj. Hitchcock
Peter Sellers
as Fred Kite, Sir John Kennaway
Richard Attenborough
as Sidney de Vere Cox
Dennis Price
as Bertram Tracepurcel
Irene Handl
as Mrs. Kite
Liz Fraser
as Cynthia Kite
Miles Malleson
as Mr. Windrush
Marne Maitland
as Mr. Mohammed
Raymond Huntley
as Magistrate
Sam Kydd
as Shop Steward
Cardew Robinson
as Shop Steward
Bruce Wightman
as Shop Steward
Martin Boddey
as Num Yum's Executive
Brian Oulton
as Board Examiner
Malcolm Muggeridge
as TV Panel Chairman
John Glyn-Jones
as Detto Executive
Maurice Colbourne
as Missiles Director
Michael Ward
as Reporter
Esma Cannon
as Spencer
Terry Scott
as Crawley
Wally Patch
as Workman
Alun Owen
as TV Producer
Muriel Young
as TV Announcer
Frank Phillips
as BBC Announcer
David Lodge
as Card Player
Keith Smith
as Card Player
Kenneth J. Warren
as Card Player
Basil Dignam
as Minister of Labor
Harry Locke
as Trade Unior Official
E.V.H. Emmett
as Narrator
Donal Donnelly
as Perce Carter
John Comer
as Shop Steward
Pauline Winter
as Miss Forsdyke
Robert Bruce
as Reporter
William Peacock
as Photographer
Eynon Evans
as Truscott
Roy Purcell
as Police Inspector
Marianne Stone
as TV Receptionist
Ian Wilson
as Evangelist
Margaret Lacey
as Empire Loyalist
George Selway
as Union Jack Workman
Alan Wilson
as Union Jack Workman
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Critic Reviews for I'm All Right Jack

All Critics (8)

The story is often wildly funny along the way...

December 3, 2019 | Full Review…

It combines social satire with knockabout farce, not always successfully, but at least both are there and both are done crisply and with wit.

July 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Successful comedy is based on love of life, successful satire on indignation: the Boultings succeed in revealing neither.

February 4, 2018 | Full Review…

An intermediary work, one foot in Ealing gentility, the other in the abrasion of Anderson, Reisz, et al.

February 13, 2010 | Full Review…

It's a mostly forgotten work today, despite its all right construction and the funny performance by a restrained Sellers.

April 23, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…

...the Boulting brothers' acerbic satire I'm All Right Jack (1959) is a merciless and hilarious dagger thrown at both Labor and Management, two opposing factions each rotten with exclusive self-interest.

April 5, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I'm All Right Jack


For me, this is the best film of all time. A superb cast of the UK's finest character actors and an A1 script. Peter Sellers was truly magnificent as the left wing union shop steward and Terry Thomas excelled in playing the two faced Personnel Manager. Among his classic comments are "The Management have behaved like absolute stinkers" when talking to the union and " They are a complete shower" when talking to Management about the unions. Another fine comment is when on being told that some bigwigs are visiting the factory, Terry Thomas replies "You better spruce the place up a bit, you know soap in the toilets, that sort of thing". I must have seen this film at least 20 times and I never grow tired of it. Great story, fine comedy and great acting. Never has a film handled the issue of industrial relations in such an amusing and pertinent manner.

Cassandra Maples
Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer


Sharp but somewhat dated satire about unions, strikes and industry in 1950s Britain. The opening scene in the candy factory is a riot -- I wish the rest of the film were as funny. Favorite little details: Peter Sellers' purposeful walk and patsy Ian Carmichael's steady stream of "terribly sorry"/"frightfully sorry" apologies.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer

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