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Director  Peter Graham Scott
Music director  Ron Goodwin
Duration  
Country  United Kingdom
4.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Language  English
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Cast  Charlie Drake (Percy Pointer), Derek Nimmo (Tony), Wanda Ventham (Kathy), John Le Mesurier (Jocelyn Macauley), Anthony Nicholls (Casey), Noel Dyson (Mrs. Gorman)
Writer  Mira Avrech, Charlie Drake, Norman Hudis
Release date  1967
Production  Associated British Picture Corporation
Similar movies  Charlie Drake appears in Mister Ten Per Cent and The Cracksman
Tagline  Oh, My Lord!

Mister Ten Per Cent is a 1967 British comedy film, directed by Peter Graham Scott and starring Charlie Drake.

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Plot

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Percy Pointer, a construction worker and amateur dramatist, writes a drama 'Oh My Lord' and hopes to have it professionally produced. A dishonest producer agrees to back the play, hoping that it will be a disaster, so that he can claim insurance on its failure. To Percy's distress, the first audience see the play as a slapstick comedy, not the drama he intended it to be.

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The play is a hit and audiences love it. But Percy is upset by the turn of events and attempts to ruin the production. It then emerges that in his ignorance of showbusiness contracts, he has signed away 10% of any revenue to so many people that he actually owes 110% of the money.

His attempts to sabotage the production lead to his being banned from the theatre. But with great resourcefulness, he manages to enter the theatre backstage and create havoc. With the audience thinking this is a part of the comedy and hugely enjoying it, Percy takes to the stage and addresses the audience, asking them why they find his drama so funny. No-one can find an answer, but they cheer him anyway.

The last scene, with chaos backstage, owes much to the Marx Brothers film, A Night at the Opera (1935).

The sleeve notes of the 2014 DVD release of the film open with the words "Predating Mel Brooks The Producers by a year...", drawing attention to the uncanny resemblance between the plots of the two films.

Cast

  • Charlie Drake as Percy Pointer
  • Derek Nimmo as Tony
  • Wanda Ventham as Kathy
  • John Le Mesurier as Jocelyn Macauley
  • Anthony Nicholls as Casey
  • Noel Dyson as Mrs. Gorman
  • John Hewer as Townsend
  • Anthony Gardner as Claude Crepe
  • Ronald Radd as Publicist
  • John Laurie as Scotsman
  • Colin Douglas as Policeman
  • Annette Andre as Muriel
  • Justine Lord as Lady Dorothea
  • George Baker as Lord Edward
  • Joyce Blair as Lady Dorothea
  • Una Stubbs as Lady Dorothea
  • Lynn Ashby as The Maid
  • Nicole Shelby as Fiona
  • Gina Warwick as Ellen
  • Percy Herbert as Inspector Great
  • Desmond Roberts as Manservant
  • References

    Mister Ten Per Cent Wikipedia
    Mister Ten Per Cent IMDb Mister Ten Per Cent themoviedb.org