There Was a Crooked Man (1960)

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When a law-abiding demolition expert is duped by a gang of criminals into helping them he is caught and jailed. When he is released he goes straight and then notices a leading citizen in ... See full summary »

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30 October 2017 | tonio1
8
| Privilege to see this long unseen film
Seeing a film which has been unseen in decades and to all intents and purposes "lost" is a real privilege. Although you're viewing something by today's standards and eyes. It almost needs two scores: with those factors included and discounted. I'd heard about this film 10 years ago. It was shown in Darwen, where it was filmed. The print being owned by a private collector. It was frustrating it wasn't given a DVD release. Periodically I checked online for any word on the film and that remained the case until 2017. When my search result revealed it was being released. Fantastic news! I don't know what the obstacle was. Whether it was rights issues or the owner didn't want to sell or even if the release was his print. But that's history now. Overall I'd give this an 8. The plot meanders a bit in the middle and watching it with any logical scrutiny is perhaps not the best idea (it's a 1960 Norman Wisdom comedy!) But it is very enjoyable and Norman gives an excellent performance. Many people stress in this film he tried to move away from his famous "gump" character. He does and it makes a welcome change. And shows he had greater range. That said he's not so hugely different to not appeal to those who like the Gump. The ending is quite something. I'm slightly sad that over the past decades, this film hasn't been known or seen widely, as with his other films. Although this is the future- today we see less and less repeats of the greats on the main national broadcasters. Such as Laurel and Hardy. Overall, thoroughly recommend.

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