British Comedy Guide

The Plank. Image shows from L to R: Larger Workman (Tommy Cooper), Smaller Workman (Eric Sykes). Copyright: Associated London Films Limited.

The Plank

The Plank. Copyright: Associated London Films Limited.

The Plank

Near silent comedy written and directed by Eric Sykes about two bungling workmen trying desperately to transport a wooden plank

Tommy Cooper, Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards, Roy Castle, Graham Stark, Stratford Johns, Jimmy Tarbuck, Jim Dale and others
Eric Sykes
Eric Sykes
Jon Penington and Beryl Vertue

Based on an episode of hit sitcom Sykes And A..., The Plank follows two accident-prone workmen about London as they attempt to purchase and transport a single plank for the flooring of a new house.

Utilising a rich array of music and sound effects to their full potential, the 51 minute film features only a few mutterings of dialogue through its entire length.

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