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School for Scoundrels (1960) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by Robert Hamer and Cyril Frankel and produced by Hal E. Chester.

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School for Scoundrels (1960)

By Beatrice on Feb 20, 2017 From Flickers in Time

School for Scoundrels Directed by Robert Hamer Written by Patricia Moyes and Hal E. Chester from novels by Stephen Potter 1960/UK Associated British Picture Corporation/Guardsman Films First viewing/Amazon Instant Britain’s top comic actors are gathered for a tale of one-upsmanship and delicio... Read full article


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Raymond Delauney: [Repeated line during tennis game to Palfrey] Hard cheese old boy!


[last line. Mr S. Potter to the camera]
Mr. S. Potter: I do apologize ladies and gentlemen, events do seem to have taken a most unfortunate turn. This sort of calamity we cannot always guard against, even amongst our best students. You see once, once sincerity rears its ugly head, well lifemanship is powerless...
[an orchestra starts to play]
Mr. S. Potter: stop that music... orchestra!... orchestra... stop that infernal din. Please, no, I... look at me, I must get back to Yeovil.


Raymond Delauney: [translating the French menu in the Camelia Room restaurant for Palfrey] The brains of the calf, the liver of the chicken, the legs of the frog... the hoof of the mountain goat in jelly. Tomatoes...


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A first screenplay was written by Peter Ustinov, who was also the first choice for Dennis Price's role as Dunstan Dorcester.
First film acting of Jeremy Lloyd.
Much of it was shot by Cyril Frankel, as original director Robert Hamer, who was an alcoholic, kept showing up for work drunk.
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