Too Many Crooks (1959)




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An uneven but at times hilarious slapstick comedy, Too Many Crooks features an inept gang of four would-be criminals who manage to botch every job they plan. After a few dismal failures they try to rob the wealthy, philandering Billy Gordon (Terry-Thomas) and fail again. Unwilling to let go of a good resource when they see it, the gang decides to kidnap his daughter, drug her, put her in a coffin in a hearse, and take off to their safe hideaway in a mad, mad dash. The plan amazingly succeeds except for one minor detail -- they have kidnapped the tycoon's wife, and he could not be happier. The offended spouse sees red at her philandering husband's attitude and sets the stage for revenge. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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George Cole
as Fingers
Joe Melia
as Whisper
Vera Day
as Charmaine
John Le Mesurier
as Magistrate
Sydney Tafler
as Solicitor
Vilma Ann Leslie
as Girl Journalist
Edie Martin
as Gordon's Mother
Tutte Lemkow
as Swarthy Man
John Stuart
as Inspector Jensen
Terry Scott
as Fire Policeman Smith
as Billy Gordon
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Critic Reviews for Too Many Crooks

All Critics (3)

A British comedy that starts promisingly and soon fades into school charades on a wet Sunday

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Uneven slapstick Brit comedy that is sometimes funny if you have a taste for the humor of Terry-Thomas.

Mar 20, 2009 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Um elenco afinadíssimo, no qual se destacam Terry-Thomas, Cole e Bresslaw, mantém esta típica comédia britânica funcionando quase 50 anos depois.

Jan 10, 2006 | Rating: 4/5

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