Joey Boy

Joey Boy

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Featuring a legendary comedy line-up, Joey Boy charts the wartime misadventures of a gang of London spivs who decide that a tour of duty with the Army is preferable to another stint at His Majesty's pleasure. Directed and co-written by Frank Launder and co-produced by his long-term St Trinians collaborators Sidney and Leslie Gilliat, Joey Boy is presented in a brand-new transfer from original film elements.

While posters urge austerity and vigilance in wartime Britain, 'Joey Boy' Thompson has never had it better. In a cellar beneath his East London fish shop, a gambling club thrives – and austerity provides a nice black-market sideline. But the dolce vita crumbles when police arrive in a lightning raid, and offer Joey and his fellow reprobates a stark choice: sign up for active service, or face another stint inside. Thus the lads find themselves heading off to Italy, determined to make the best of it...

Cast In Alphabetical Order
Anna Gilchrist as Rebecca Stacey Basil Dignam as General Bill Fraser as Sgt. Maj. Dobbs Bill Shine as Ticket collector Cyril Chamberlain as Lt. James Ridley Derek Nimmo as Lt. Hope Edward Chapman as Tom Hobson Eric Pohlmann as Antonio the Italian farmer Harry H. Corbett as Joey Boy Thompson John Arnatt as Brig. Charles Chapman John Phillips as Insp. Morgan Lance Percival as Clarence Doubleday Lloyd Lamble as Sir John Averycorn Maureen Crombie as Katie Moira Lister as Lady Thameridge Norman Rossington as Royal Army corporal Percy Herbert as Mad George Long Reg Varney as Rabbit Malone Stanley Baxter as Benny 'The Kid' Lindowski Thorley Walters as Col. Grant Toni Palmer as Anna Veronica Strong as Bella Thompson Vicki Woolf as Gina Wanda Ventham as Italian girl
Produced by Leslie Gilliat Directed by Frank Launder Screenplay by Frank Launder & Mike Watts Original novel by Eddie Chapman Running Time 88 minutes. Released March 1965

Synopsis Taken From DVD Cover ©2014 Network

Film Images ©1965 Studiocanal Films Ltd.

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