British Comedy Guide

Make Mine A Million. Image shows from L to R: Arthur Ashton (Arthur Askey), Sid Gibson (Sid James). Copyright: Jack Hylton Productions / Elstree Independent Films.

Make Mine A Million

Make Mine A Million

A washing powder salesman with no money for TV advertisements sets out to make his brand known in a far from orthodox manner

Genre
Film
Released
1959
Creator
Jack Francis
Starring
Arthur Askey, Sid James, Dermot Walsh, Olga Lindo, Clive Morton, Sally Barnes, George Margo, Leigh Madison and others
Writers
Peter Blackmore, Arthur Askey and Talbot Rothwell
Director
Lance Comfort
Producer
Jack Hylton

Following a mishap in a laundrette, Arthur is tricked by Sid Gibson into broadcasting an advert on the non-commercial National Television station. He is fired from his job in the NT's makeup department, and goes into partnership with Sid's firm - Bonko washing powder - in making guerilla advertising broadcasts on the National network by overriding their outside-broadcast transmissions.

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