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Too Many Crooks


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Terry-Thomas George Cole
A group of inept criminals plan the perfect kidnapping - perfect except for one small detail.... they grab the wrong person and hilarious consequences ensue!
Screenplay by MICHAEL PERTWEE Produced and directed by MARIO ZAMPI.
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Unknown: Terry-Thomas George Cole
Unknown: Michael Pertwee
Directed By: Mario Zampi.
Billy Gordon: Terry -Thomas
Fingers: George Cole
Lucy BRENDA: De Banzie
Snowdrop: Bernard Bresslaw
Sid: Sidney James
Whisper: Joe Melia
Charmaine: Vera Day
Secretary: Delphi Lawrence
Magistrate: John Le Mesurier
Solicitor: Sydney Tafler
Angela: Rosalie Ashley
Tommy: Nicholas Parsons
Woman journalist: Vilma Ann Leslie
Gordon's mother: Edie Martin
Swarthy man: Tutte Lemkow
Inspector Jensen: John Stuart
Fire policeman: Terry Scott

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