Simon Simon. Image shows from L to R: 2nd Workman (Driver) (John Junkin), 1st Workman (Graham Stark). Copyright: Tigon British Film Productions.

Simon Simon

1970 British comedy film about workmen. Stars Graham Stark, Julia Foster, Norman Rossington, John Junkin, Paul Whitsun-Jones and others.

Simon Simon. Image shows from L to R: 2nd Workman (Driver) (John Junkin), 1st Workman (Graham Stark), Fireman (Norman Rossington). Copyright: Tigon British Film Productions.

Simon Simon

Near dialogue-free comedy starring John Junkin and Graham Stark as hydraulic lift operators

Genre
Film
Released
1970
Starring
Graham Stark, Julia Foster, Norman Rossington, John Junkin, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Audrey Nicholson, Kenneth Earle, Tommy Godfrey and others
Writer
Graham Stark
Director
Graham Stark
Producer
Peter Shillingford

A pair of council workmen specialising in at-height work raise their boss's ire when they first destroy their high-access truck-bed structure, then burn through a brand new extended length ladder. But he has a surprise in store: a brand new hydraulic cherry-picker from Simon engineering.

Unfortunately for these two labourers the council shares its depot with the local fire station, and the arrival of a brand new, automated, high-access platform in the yard sets the two parties on edge!

Practising with the new bit of kit, the first workman spies a beautiful typist working on an upper floor in one of the adjoining office buildings and sets about charming her, but the fire brigade's lead operator of their platform is keen not to be outdone and is soon showing off his own aerial prowess.

After an aerial battle reminiscent of a Second World War dogfight, the two men forge cordial relations, and there's soon a chance to prove their new-found friendship when the town clerk is robbed at the depot's gate, resulting in a high-speed chase and the opportunity to put their platforms to use in tracking the robber making his getaway!

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
32 minutes
Release date
1970
Produced
October 1970
Distributor

Tigon British Film Productions

Production companies
Laugh track
None

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