Terry-Thomas Collection details
|Starring:||Terry-Thomas, Irene Handl, Francesca Annis, Peter Sellers, John Le Mesurier, Alastair Sim, William Hartnell, George Cole, John Le Mesurier, hattie Jacques, Dennis Price|
|Directors:||John Boulting, Mari, Robert Asher, Robert Hamer|
School for Scoundrels
|U Disc 1|
|U Disc 2|
Make Mine Mink
|U Disc 3|
Too Many Crooks
|U Disc 4|
The Naked Truth
|U Disc 5|
Brothers In Law
|U Disc 6|
|Run time:||9 hours 7 minutes|
|Rental release:||14 May 2007|
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the best of classic British comedyBy Matt Noble from UK , 29 Sep 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Henry Palfrey (Ian Carmichael), a loser in love and seemingly in life, takes the train to Yeovil to enrol in the College of Lifemanship, run by Mr Potter (Alastair Sim). Arriving late, Palfrey is forced to wait outside while Potter delivers his speech to the new students, which offers his philosophy in a nutshell: if you're not one up, you're one down. Palfrey takes a number of classes at the College in order to learn 'ploys', to ensure that one is always one up on one's opponent.
Thoroughly good fun.
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Nearly but not quite. . .By Barry Bardin from London, England , 08 Jan 2009While not quite in the class of an Ealing Comedy, this film must rank as one of the 'nearly' great British comedies. The plot couldn't be more British, prominent people with things to hide blackmailed by caddish Dennis Price, each going there own way about dealing with him until circumstances compells them to join forces. With the exception of Shirley Eaton, who contributes little more than glamour, the acting is first rate with Joan Simms stealing the show. The dissapointing ending is the only down side giving the impression the writers ran out of ideas. Overall a comedy not to be missed if you're a fan of the gendre. But for the ending it could have been so much better!
Great fun!By a customer from Blandford Forum , 16 Dec 2008School for scoundrels is an all time favourite of mine with its classic devious tactics of 'oneupmanship'.Thomas,Carmichael and Sim all excell in this great british romp!
Make Mine Mink, Too Many CrooksBy a customer from Suffolk , 29 Nov 2008I adore the casts in these 2 films - Terry Thomas of course, but also Hattie Jacques, George Cole, Bernard Bresslaw. And that's just as well, because these sub-Ealing comedies are by the rote. Make Mine Mink has an especially contrived plot, Too Many Crooks is better, but possibly too mannered - if it had a touch of darkness about it like The Lady Killers it could have been very memorable. But the cast carries the day in both, and if you have a wet Sunday afternoon to fill, you could do worse!
ClassicBy a customer from Kent, England , 08 Sep 2008What a classic.
I recently brought a book called Influence - the power of pursuesion, to find out the tricks that sales people use to sell, what I completely forgot was that this film is based on exatly that, its the comedy of how we fall for the Influence of other people. Classic, there is nothing better than watching Terry Thomas films on a raining afternoon.
School for ScoundrelsBy Yogi862 (6 reviews) from Bolton , 27 Aug 2008Brilliant easy to watch 50s British comedy good clean humour Terry Thomas at his best.