Tag: Ian Carmichael

Lucky Jim | 1957 | Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas

Not really a good adaptation, considering Kingsley Amis’s superior satiric novel, this take by the Boulting Brothers ditches the book’s finer points in favour of farce and plenty of physical humour. Nevertheless, judged on its own...

The Colditz Story | 1955 | John Mills, Ian Carmichael

The real Colditz was a supposedly escape-proof castle, established to house POW’s who had escaped from other camps. Although boasting of its accuracy, The Colditz Story uses Pat Reid’s memoir as the basis for a largely fictitious story...

Brothers in Law | 1957 | Ian Carmichael, Richard Attenborough

An esteemed cast of British luvvy talent (Ian Carmichael, Richard Attenborough etc.) head the cast of this legal comedy drama, with the former as the idealistic young barrister whose senior partner has a habit of sending him off to tackle cases...

School for Scoundrels | 1960 | Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas

It is fitting than the final great British 1950s comedy actually came out in 1960. Perpetual innocent Ian Carmichael and the eternally caddish Terry-Thomas had worked together many times before, but they were never better than in this film. Henry...

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