On the Fiddle | 1960

Adaptation, Comedy
Horace Pope is just an everyday street peddler when the authorities pick him up for practicing his trade. Not wanting to go to jail, Pope invents a story about enlisting in the military, which convinces the judge to ...more

Cast

... Horace Pope

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... Pedlar Pascoe

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... Group Capt Bascombe

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... Mr Cooksley

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... Hixon

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... Sergeant Buzzer

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... Doctor

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... Trowbridge

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... Mrs Cooksley

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... Flora McNaughton

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... Air Gunner

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... 1st Airman

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Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

Synopsis

Horace Pope is just an everyday street peddler when the authorities pick him up for practicing his trade. Not wanting to go to jail, Pope invents a story about enlisting in the military, which convinces the judge to send him to the Royal Air Force instead of prison. Since it happens to be during World War II, Pope pulls every scheme and scam he can -- with the help of his new soldier friend, Pedlar Pascoe -- to avoid actual work, but he can't shirk his duty forever.

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