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Director  Robert Lynn
Music director  Ron Goodwin
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Country  United Kingdom
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Produced by  Ronald Kinnoch
Language  English
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Writer  John Briley, Jack Trevor Story, Spike Milligan, Ronald Kinnoch
Release date  March 1962 (UK)
Based on  a story by Jack Trevor Story
Cast  Spike Milligan (Harold Petts), Barbara Shelley (Jean), John Wood (P.C. Woods), Warren Mitchell (Rupert), Archie Duncan (Inspector), Lance Percival (Joe)
Similar movies  Related Robert Lynn movies

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Postman's Knock is a 1962 black and white British comedy film directed by Robert Lynn and starring Spike Milligan, Barbara Shelley, John Wood and Warren Mitchell. The screenplay concerns a country postman who is transferred to London, where he manages to foil a major robbery.

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According to MGM the film made a loss of $31,000.

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Plot

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Harold Petts (Spike Milligan) is a conscientious village postman who receives a promotion that takes him to London, to be trained at London's busiest post office. However, after his first day in the big city he is soon in trouble. In the main sorting office he succeeds in beating the new mail sorting machine at pigeonholing letters for delivery (the machine blows up in the process). As a result he is placed safely out of the way in the parcels department, but sorts parcels at such speed that he puts everyone else in the department out of work. This leads him to a meeting with the staff psychiatrist, and then to Jean (Barbara Shelley), an ambitious art student, and the pair find themselves the main suspects in a mail theft ring, with the police and post office officials hot on their heels.

Cast

  • Spike Milligan - Harold Petts
  • Barbara Shelley - Jean
  • John Wood - P.C. Woods
  • Archie Duncan - Inspector
  • Warren Mitchell - Rupert
  • Lance Percival - Joe
  • Arthur Mullard - Sam
  • John Bennett - Pete
  • Ronald Adam - Mr. Fordyce
  • Miles Malleson - Psychiatrist
  • Wilfrid Lawson - Postman
  • Mario Fabrizi - Villager
  • Bob Todd - District Superintendent
  • Critical reception

    Britmovie noted "several promising satirical opportunities are sadly lost beneath a welter of frenetic slapstick"; while David McGillivray described the film in the Radio Times as "one of two comedies (the other is Invasion Quartet) created for Spike Milligan by John Briley and Jack Trevor Story, talented writers not noted for their eccentric humour (Briley went on to script Gandhi and Cry Freedom). Consequently the brilliant Goon flounders in the conventional, happy-go-lucky tale of a village postman who is transferred to London."

    References

    Postman's Knock (film) Wikipedia
    Postmans Knock (film) IMDb Postmans Knock (film) themoviedb.org


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