Punch and Judy Man

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Tony Hancock, as big a comedy star as it was possible to be in the Britain of 1963, decided to pull a "Charlie Chaplin" with The Punch and Judy Man. He plays an end-of-pier seashore entertainer who is loved by children but reviled by adults. Hancock's efforts to establish himself as a man of importance invariably end in disappointment and despair. Not even Tony Hancock's legion of fans could be persuaded to drink up the bathos ladled out in The Punch and Judy Man. Ironically, Hancock in real life ended up committing suicide in 1968. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Tony Hancock
as Wally Pinner
Sylvia Syms
as Delia Pinner
Ronald Fraser
as Mayor Palmer
Barbara Murray
as Lady Jane Caterham
John Le Mesurier
as Charles the Sandman
Hugh Lloyd
as Edward Cox
Mario Fabrizi
as Nevil Shanks
Norman Bird
as Committee Men
Peter Vaughan
as Committee Men
John Dunbar
as Committee Man
Walter Hudd
as Clergyman
Brian Bedford
as lst Escort
Peter Myers
as 2nd Escort
Eddie Byrne
as Ice Cream Assistant
Russell Waters
as Bobby Bachelor
Gerald Harper
as lst Drunk
Laurie Main
as 2nd Drunk
Kevin Brennan
as Landlord
Hattie Jacques
as Dolly Zarathusa
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  • At some time, in someone's mind, The Punch and Judy Man existed as a distinctive and very engaging comedy. It hasn't come through on the screen quite like this, but one warms all the same to its performance and to its little, lugubrious jokes.

    Feb 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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