I'm All Right Jack. Copyright: Charter Film Productions
I'm All Right Jack

I'm All Right Jack

  • 1959 film

An upper-class dimwit is thrown onto the shop floor by his uncle in an attempt to provoke a strike. With Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas & Peter Sellers. Also features Richard Attenborough, Margaret Rutherford, Dennis Price, Irene Handl, Miles Malleson and Victor Maddern

I'm All Right Jack. Image shows from L to R: Fred Kite (Peter Sellers), Stanley Windrush (Ian Carmichael). Copyright: Charter Film Productions

Key details

Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Margaret Rutherford, Dennis Price, Irene Handl, Miles Malleson and more
Alan Hackney, Frank Harvey and John Boulting
John Boulting
Roy Boulting

Fresh out of the military, naïve, low-level aristocrat Stanley Windrush decides it's about time he found some work.

Having failed interviews for a number of minor executive posts at different firms, his uncle Bertram suggests he might like to come and work at his factory, Missile Ltd. However, uncle Bertie's offer is far from magnanimous. In league with a fellow businessman and proprietor of an otherwise rival company, Sidney De Vere Cox, he plans to engineer a strike, jeopardise a lucrative contract, and make thousands of pounds of profit by manipulating the contract around.

After some initial suspicion at the factory due to his well-spoken, educated nature Stanley is welcomed with open arms - not least by trade union representative Fred Kite, with whom he finds lodgings, who is pleased to have a man of education he can discuss matters of politics and socialism with.

Stanley quickly settles in to his role - and into the heart of Kite's daughter, Cynthia - but his slow uptake and general naïvety begin to cause ructions. Tricked into assisting a time-and-motions analyst with reassessing the business, he's soon caused a strike amidst management demands for reform of working practices.

Following a false start, things look to be going Bertie and Sidney's way. They've engineered the strike, sealed a deal with an important Arabic diplomat, and played the unions at their own foolhardiness. But they've reckoned without Stanley's well-to-do aunt, Dolly, and it's not long before the whole country is out on strike, whilst Stanley sees himself transformed into a hero!

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Additional details

UK certificate
105 minutes
UK release
Tuesday 18th August 1959

British Lion

Camera set-up
Single camera
Black and white
Title song performed by Al Saxon.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 8th October 2023 at 6:30pm on TPTV
  • Sunday 6th August 2023 at 3:00pm on TPTV
  • Sunday 7th May 2023 at 3:00pm on TPTV

Recording details

  • Shepperton Studios

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