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Jumping for Joy (1956)

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Ribald music hall comedian Frankie Howerd stars in the British laughspinner Jumping for Joy. Set in the rarefied world of dog racing, the film stars Howerd as trackboy Willie, who is unceremoniously booted from his job. Teaming up with con artist Jack (Stanley Holloway), Willie decides to get even by raising his own greyhound racer. Unfortunately, the dog Willie and Jack purchase has one paw in the grave. As our heroes nurse the pooch back to health, they are forced to spend their spare time keeping a narcotics gang at bay. The delightful harmonica score in Jumping for Joy is provided by American expatriate Larry Adler. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Frankie Howerd
as Willie Joy
Stanley Holloway
as "Captain" Jack Montague
A.E. Matthews
as Lord Cranfield
Tony Wright
as Vincent
Lionel Jeffries
as Bert Benton
Terence Longdon
as John Wyndham
Richard Wattis
as Carruthers
Danny Green
as Plug Ugly
Ewen Solon
as Haines
Joan Hickson
as Lady Cranfield
Victor Kendall
as Blenkinsop
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