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Director  John Paddy Carstairs
Music director  Larry Adler
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Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Romance
Producer  Raymond Stross
Country  United Kingdom
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Release date  1956
Writer  Henry Blyth, Jack Davies
Cast  Lindsay Pulsipher (Bobbie Dean), Wayne Sable (Leonard "Squeaky" Pittman), Joe Estevez (Coach Layden)
Similar movies  Related 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.

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Plot summary

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.

Cast

  • 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
  • Critical reception

    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".

    Musical score

    The New York Times noted, "the delightful harmonica score in Jumping for Joy is provided by American expatriate Larry Adler".

    References

    Jumping for Joy Wikipedia
    Jumping for Joy IMDb Jumping for Joy themoviedb.org


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