The Wrong Arm of the Law 1963

The Wrong Arm of the Law

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Thieves disguised as police officers are ripping off London's biggest criminals -- much to the consternation of both the law and the crooks. To reinstate the prevailing order, Scotland Yard announces a 24-hour truce between the law and organized crime. In an unlikely partnership, top detective Nosey Parker (Lionel Jeffries) and Cockney crime boss Pearly Gates (Peter Sellers) join forces to bring these impostors to justice, hoping to use an armored car robbery as bait.

Cast

Peter Sellers
as Pearly Gate/"M. Jules"
Lionel Jeffries
as Inspector Parker
Bernard Cribbins
as Nervous O'Toole
Bill Kerr
as Jack Coombes
Davy Kaye
as Trainer King
Ed Devereaux
as Bluey May
John Le Mesurier
as Assistant Commissioner
Graham Stark
as Sid Cooper
Martin Boddey
as Superintendent Forest
Dennis Price
as Educated Ernest
John Junkin
as Maurice
Dick Emery
as Man in Apartment
Irene Browne
as Dowager
Arthur Mullard
as BrassKnuckles
Dermot Kelly
as Misery Martin
Tutte Lemkow
as Siggy Schmultz
Reg Lye
as Reg Danton
Marianne Stone
as Woman in Front Row at Meeting
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  • Feb 09, 2008
    quite unbelievable and for a comedy the lack of laughs was an immense fault. the best part were the last 20 minutes where there were a few laughs that almost saved it from the land of COMPLETE ARSE... but up until that point it came across as half-arsed, rushed and had so much lacking in the plot that it's like dear liza's bucket in the song/nursery rhyme.... FULL OF HOLES! i wonder why peter sellers decided to act in it... did he think it would be a good idea?
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  • Jan 11, 2008
    A criminal syndicate joins forces with the police to foil a gang impersonating police officers in this nostalgic British caper comedy that has an idea of cops and robbers you would not see outside of The Beano these days. Peter Sellers does his usual loveable rogue, up against Lionel Jeffries' usual self-important buffoon in a world where crime syndicates are like a union of old lags, who share a gentleman's agreement with the police, and happily sit down to discuss shop with them over a nice cup of tea and a couple of angel cakes. In fact the reason I found this film amusing was not so much the jokes, but the way the "villains" would happily go quietly with unarmed bobbies, just because they tapped them on the shoulder and said "'Allo 'allo 'allo, you're nicked!"; Guy Ritchie it ain't! Never more than mildly amusing, but a pleasant enough trip down memory lane to a past that probably never existed in the first place.
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