The Night We Got The Bird. Bertie Skidmore (Brian Rix). Copyright: British Lion / STUDIOCANAL.

The Night We Got The Bird

1960 British comedy film. Stars Brian Rix, Dora Bryan, Leo Franklyn, Irene Handl, Liz Fraser, Reginald Beckwith, Robertson Hare, John Le Mesurier and others.

On TV on 28th July at 12:15pm on TPTV

The Night We Got The Bird

The Night We Got The Bird

A host of British comedy luminaries - including veteran farceur Brian Rix and, in his last film role, actor and stand-up comedian Ronald Shiner - star in this good-natured comic caper charting the misadventures of a hapless bunch of Brighton-based petty crooks dogged by disaster at every turn. The Night We Got The Bird is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

It's a set-up of craft and graft. 'Chippendale Charlie' forges the antiques; Cecil Gibson flogs 'em. There's only one flaw in the fiddle: they've no-one to shoulder the blame if things go wrong. No-one, that is, until gormless Bertie, the perfect idiot, joins the firm...

First released: Monday 21st October 2013


  • Image gallery
  • Original pressbook PDF
  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 78
  • Catalogue: 7953954

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