Release date1956 WriterHenry Blyth, Jack Davies CastLindsay Pulsipher (Bobbie Dean), Wayne Sable (Leonard "Squeaky" Pittman), Joe Estevez (Coach Layden) Similar moviesRelated John Paddy Carstairs movies
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Jumping for Joy is a 1956 British comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Frankie Howerd, Stanley Holloway, Joan Hickson and Lionel Jeffries.
A man buys a greyhound and enters it in a major race, but discovers the dog has one paw in the grave. As our hero nurses the pooch back to health, he also gets mixed up with criminals who want to fix the race by doping dogs.
Frankie Howerd - Willie Joy
Stanley Holloway - Captain Jack Montague
A. E. Matthews - Lord Reginald Cranfield
Tony Wright - Vincent
Alfie Bass - Blagg
Joan Hickson - Lady Emily Cranfield
Lionel Jeffries - Bert Benton
Susan Beaumont - Susan Storer
Terence Longdon - John Wyndham
Colin Gordon - Max, the commentator
Richard Wattis - Carruthers
Danny Green - Plug Ugly
Barbara Archer - Marlene
William Kendall - Blenkinsop
Ewen Solon - Haines
Reginald Beckwith - Smithers
Halliwell's Film and Video Guide 2000 describes the film as a "totally predictable star comedy which needs livening up" and the Time Out Film Guide 2009 describes the film as "lame". While TV Guide called the film a "Sporadically funny comedy".
The New York Times noted, "the delightful harmonica score in Jumping for Joy is provided by American expatriate Larry Adler".