Make Mine A Million. Image shows from L to R: Sid Gibson (Sid James), Arthur Ashton (Arthur Askey)
Make Mine A Million

Make Mine A Million

  • 1959 film

A washing powder salesman with no money for TV advertisements sets out to make his brand known in a far from orthodox manner. Stars Arthur Askey, Sid James, Dermot Walsh, Olga Lindo, Clive Morton and more.

Make Mine A Million. Image shows from L to R: Arthur Ashton (Arthur Askey), Sid Gibson (Sid James)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1959
Creator
Jack Francis
Stars
Arthur Askey, Sid James, Dermot Walsh, Olga Lindo, Clive Morton, Sally Barnes, George Margo, Leigh Madison and more
Writers
Peter Blackmore, Arthur Askey and Talbot Rothwell
Director
Lance Comfort
Producers
Jack Hylton and John Baxter
Companies

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

Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
83 minutes
UK release
Tuesday 24th February 1959
Distributors

British Lion Films

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Black and white

Website links

Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Friday 15th October 2021 at 7:50am on TPTV
  • Sunday 1st August 2021 at 6:00am on TPTV
  • Saturday 1st May 2021 at 6:00am on TPTV

Recording details

  • Shepperton Studios

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