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The Night We Got the Bird (1961)

Cyril's family is unaware that he and his cabinet-maker employee are making and selling false antique furniture. It is only when he dies and his salesman Bernie marries his widow Julie that... See full summary »

Director:

Darcy Conyers

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Darcy Conyers (screenplay), Ray Cooney (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Rix ... Bertie Skidmore
Dora Bryan ... Julie Skidmore
Ronald Shiner Ronald Shiner ... Cecil Gibson
Leo Franklyn Leo Franklyn ... Victor Sellars
Irene Handl ... Ma
Liz Fraser ... Fay Sellars
John Slater ... Wolf Mannheim (Manny)
Reginald Beckwith ... Chippendale Charlie
Terry Scott ... P. C. Lovejoy
Vincent Harding ... Ben Green
Denis Shaw ... Stooge to Manny (as Dennis Shaw)
Ray Cooney Ray Cooney ... Man with cartwheel
Gerald Cross ... Uncle Arthur
Vera Pearce Vera Pearce ... Aunt
Grace Denbeigh-Russell Grace Denbeigh-Russell ... Aunt
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Cyril's family is unaware that he and his cabinet-maker employee are making and selling false antique furniture. It is only when he dies and his salesman Bernie marries his widow Julie that the truth comes out through Cecil re-appearing as a parrot, puzzlingly given as a wedding gift. When a local Brighton heavy realises he's been conned the family band together to try and fix things. Written by J-26

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Last film of Ronald Shiner. See more »

Connections

Remake of Theatre Night: The Lovebirds (1957) See more »

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The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze
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Written by Gaston Lyle and George Leybourne
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As bad a comedy as they get
23 September 2001 | by jon-285See all my reviews

Very tame British comedy, with a host of actors who should have had a better director.

Notable mainly for the outdoor location shots of Brighton in Sussex, England, and therefore as an historical document showing the seafront, the shops, the pier and Brighton North Station making, I believe its movie debut.

I have a poor quality copy of the film lifted off British TV if anyone really wants one, it is in VHS PAL though.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az álnok papagáj See more »

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1.66 : 1
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