Will Any Gentleman...?

1953

Comedy

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IMDb Rating 5.8 10 162

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Cast

Jon Pertwee as Charley Sterling
Lionel Jeffries as Mr. Frobisher
Joan Sims as Beryl
Sidney James as Mr. Hobson
720p.BLU
769.56 MB
988*720
English 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 23 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by hitchcockthelegend 5 / 10

Enjoyable, if a tad stilted.

Will Any Gentlemen...? is adapted from the stage play by Vernon Sylvanie. Where the play was apparently joyous in its farcical ideals, this adaptation struggles to convince as a farcical whole. The plot revolves around George Cole's spineless bank clerk, Henry Sterling, who whilst attending a music hall show, falls under Mendoza the hypnotist's spell (Alan Badel looking like Satan!). This brings about a complete character change in Henry, he is now a womanizer and shifty in the extreme, this of course causes much consternation to Henry's wife, who enlists Mendoza to track down Henry and snap him out of this dubious spell.

Some solid laughs come about as the farce rate ups during the final third, but some of the dialogue is terribly twee and the cast in the main struggle to deliver fun lines with any great conviction, with Jon Pertwee as Charley Sterling particularly looking out of place. However, the picture is not a total waste of time, it has a certain charming appeal and at the least it does put a smile on ones face from time to time. Ultimately, though, a better cast and a stronger director could have made this into a British treasure. 5/10

Reviewed by malcolmgsw 3 / 10

woeful adaptation of a stage success

I wonder if the director of this film went to see a stage performance of this film and decided to keep all the stage directions and mannerisms in the film.It seems that every line is shouted and the actors indulge in the most cringe worthy mugging.perhaps the only actor exempt from this criticism is George Cole.Incidentally the poor put upon member of the audience in the music hall sitting next to George Cole is none other than Richard Massingham who made public information shorts.There is a good cast including John Pertwee,James Hayter,Sid James,Diana decker but they are all wasted.It is woefully unfunny,although the technicolour photography gives a certain freshness to the picture.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 5 / 10

Worth it for the cast alone

WILL ANY GENTLEMAN...? isn't a great British comedy; it pales when compared to many of the best of the 1950s, particularly those made by Ealing or in the latter part of the decade, the early CARRY ONs. However, in terms of the cast alone it's worth watching, and the farcical plotting is amusing enough. George Cole shines as a shy bank clerk who finds himself transformed under hypnosis into a real lothario, so there's a kind of Jekyll & Hyde vibe going on here. The cast is exemplary with familiar face after familiar face appearing; particularly amusing is Joan Sims in her first-ever role.

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