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The Laugh Parade: The Punch and Judy Man


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Starring Tony Hancock, Sylvia Sims
with Barbara Murray, Ronald Fraser

Wally, a simple and easygoing seaside entertainer, has little interest in the formal celebrations to mark Piltdown's Sixty Glorious Years, but his ambitious wife sees the event as her opportunity for social recognition.
In his second major film role, Tony Hancock was, as always, striving for the new and original, and much of his own hopes and frustrations went into the character of the Punch and Judy man.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Screenplay: Phillip Oakes
Screenplay: Tony Hancock
Director: Jeremy Summers
Wally: Tony Hancock
Delia: Sylvia Sims
Lady Jane: Barbara Murray
Mayor: Ronald Fraser
Sandman: John Le Mesurier
Edward: Hugh Lloyd
Nevil: Mario Fabrizi
Mayoress: Pauline Jameson
Committee Man: Norman Bird
Committee Man: Peter Vaughan
Committee Man: John Dunbar
Clergyman: Walter Hudd
Madam Zarathusa: Hattie Jacques

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