Left Right and Centre (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

Left Right and Centre (1959)





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This rollicking political satire stars Ian Carmichael as an impressionable British TV personality. His vanity is stroked by a group of political managers who talk him into running on the Conservative ticket during a political campaign. The managers hope that Carmichael's name value will draw voters, but don't intend to permit him anything like actual legislative power. Carmichael suddenly develops an abiding interest in politics when he meets his Labour Party opponent--lovely Patricia Breden. Left, Right and Center is blessed with an abundance of supporting character comedians, headed by Alistair Sim as Carmichael's avaricious uncle. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Patricia Bredin
as Stella Stoker
Eric Barker
as Bert Glimmer
Jack Hedley
as Bill Hemingway
Leslie Dwyer
as Alf Stoker
Hattie Jacques
as Woman in Car
Ian Carmichael
as Robert Wilcot
Richard Wattis
as Harding-Pratt
Moyra Fraser
as Annabel
Anthony Sharp
as Peterson
Moultrie Kelsall
as Grimsby-Armfield
Alastair Sim
as Lord Wilcot
Frederick Leister
as Dr. Rushall
Bill Shine
as Basingstoke
Irene Handl
as Mrs. Maggs
Carole Carr
as TV Panel
Frank Atkinson
as Robert's Porter
Olwen Brookes
as Mrs. Samson
Erik Chitty
as Returning Officer
Fred Griffiths
as Fish Porter
Jeremy Hawk
as TV Interviewer
Redmond Phillips
as Mr. Smithson
Olaf Pooley
as TV Newscaster
John Sharp
as Mr. Reeves
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Critic Reviews for Left Right and Centre

All Critics (2)

The results are only intermittently, funny but Alastair Sim contributes a fine sketch...

October 31, 2019 | Full Review…

On the whole, as something to remember, as the embodi- ment of an idea, it fails. And it fails in lightness because it is never basically serious, because you can't make effective satire without caring a hoot what you satirise.

July 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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