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On the Fiddle1961

On the Fiddle (1961)





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In this British WW II comedy, two smarty-pants con men think they have finally found the perfect scam: they will join the British Army and then bilk the soldiers out of their pay, rations, and furloughs. It works for a time until the head con man cons himself and his partner into becoming accidental heroes. The film is also titled Operation Warhead and On the Fiddle.

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Alfred Lynch
as Horace Pope
Sean Connery
as Pedlar Pascoe
Cecil Parker
as Group Captain Bascombe
Stanley Holloway
as Mr. Cooksley
Alan King
as Top Sgt. Buzzer
Kathleen Harrison
as Mrs. Cooksley
Eleanor Summerfield
as Flora McNaughton
Terence Longdon
as Air Gunner
Victor Maddern
as First Airman
Beatrix Lehmann
as Lady Edith
Harry Locke
as Huxtable
Lance Percival
as MacTaggart
Jack Lambert
as Police Constable
Cyril Smith
as Ticket Collector
Graham Stark
as Sgt. Ellis
Miriam Karlin
as WAAF Sergeant
Bill Owen
as Corporal Gittens
Monty Landis
as Conductor
Gary Cockrell
as US Snowdrop
Brian Weske
as Corporal
Simon Lack
as Flight Lt. Baldwin
Jean Aubrey
as WAAF Corporal
Harold Goodwin
as Cpl. Reeves
Monte Landis
as Conductor
Jack Smethurst
as Dai Tovey
Priscilla Morgan
as Gwynneth Tovey
Richard Hart
as P.O. Trumper
Michael Sarne
as German Officer
Marianne Stone
as Stretcher Bearer
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Audience Reviews for On the Fiddle

A pre-Bond Connery plays a bit of a simpleton is this quirky British comedy. It's more a series of sketches rather than a complete film with Lynch (the main character) and Connery involved in a series of cons during WW2. They make a great double act and they're supported by some great British comedy talent. The film takes an uneasy turn to the dramatic towards the end but up till then it's an enjoyable (although slight) comedy.

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