WriterMichael Bentine, Robert Hartford-Davis Release dateJuly 1966 CastMichael Bentine (The Sandwich Man), Dora Bryan (Mrs. De Vere), Harry H. Corbett (Stage Door Keeper), Bernard Cribbins (Photographer), Diana Dors (First Billingsgate Lady) Similar moviesHarry H Corbett appears in The Sandwich Man and Rattle of a Simple Man
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The Sandwich Man is a 1966 British comedy film starring Michael Bentine, Dora Bryan, Harry H. Corbett, Bernard Cribbins, Diana Dors, Norman Wisdom, Terry-Thomas and Ian Hendry. The screenplay was written by Bentine in conjunction with Robert Hartford-Davis. Hartford-Davis also directed the film.
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Bentine takes the leading role, playing Horace Quilby, a mild-mannered widower living in the London Docklands. His job as a sandwich-board man requires him to wander around London wearing morning dress and carrying advertisements. He is also secretary of the Sandwichmen's Brotherhood. But his real interest in life is pigeon racing, especially 'Esmerelda', who is racing from Bordeaux to London.
During the course of one day, Quilby encounters a host of eccentric characters, who are played by some of Britain's best known comedy and character actors, and becomes involved in a series of capers. The main story thread sees Quilby reunite Sue (Suzy Kendall), a young model, with her errant boyfriend Steven (David Buck).
Esmerelda wins her race, and the whole of Quilby's neighbourhood join in the celebrations.
The film was poorly received at the time of its release, but has since achieved some attention especially for its backdrop of London in the Swinging Sixties.