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The Birthday Present (1957)

100 min | Drama

A top salesman with a U.K. toy firm foolishly brings an expensive watch back from a German trip for his wife's birthday. This is illegal in 1950's Britain and when Customs discover the watch he is charged and, unusually, given a prison ...See moreA top salesman with a U.K. toy firm foolishly brings an expensive watch back from a German trip for his wife's birthday. This is illegal in 1950's Britain and when Customs discover the watch he is charged and, unusually, given a prison sentence. Not having the money to appeal he has to serve his time hoping the details don't get out and he won't lose his job. Written by J-26 See less
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Edward Scaife (photographed by) (as Ted Scaife)
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Updated Oct 31, 1957

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Oct 31, 1957 (United Kingdom)

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36 cast members
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Tony Britton
Simon Scott Simon Scott   See fewer
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Sylvia Syms
Jean Scott Jean Scott   See fewer
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Jack Watling
Bill Thompson Bill Thompson   See fewer
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Geoffrey Keen
Colonel Wilson Colonel Wilson   See fewer
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Walter Fitzgerald
Sir John Dell Sir John Dell   See fewer
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Howard Marion-Crawford
Bates (as Howard Marion Crawford) Bates (as Howard Marion Crawford)   See fewer
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David Hutcheson
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Richard Leech
Hawkins Hawkins   See fewer
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Lockwood West
Mr. Barraclough Mr. Barraclough   See fewer
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Cyril Luckham
Magistrate Magistrate   See fewer
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John Welsh
Customs Officer Customs Officer   See fewer
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Ian Bannen
Jr. Customs Officer Jr. Customs Officer   See fewer
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Ernest Clark
Barrister Barrister   See fewer
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Thorley Walters
Photographer Photographer   See fewer
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Harry Fowler
Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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James Raglan
Prison Governor Prison Governor   See fewer
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Anthony Sagar
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Barry Keegan
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Victor Brooks
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Malcolm Keen
Bristow Bristow   See fewer
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Laidman Browne
Dawson (as Laidman Brown) Dawson (as Laidman Brown)   See fewer
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Ralph Michael
Crowther Crowther   See fewer
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Frederick Piper
Careers Officer Careers Officer   See fewer
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Fanny Rowe
Secretary (as Frances Rowe) Secretary (as Frances Rowe)   See fewer
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Howard Lang
Cell Block Officer Cell Block Officer   See fewer
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Robin Burns
Prison Inmate (uncredited) Prison Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Charters
Prison Inmate (uncredited) Prison Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margaret Halstan
Mrs. Barraclough (uncredited) Mrs. Barraclough (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Harrington
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Glyn Houston
Police Officer in Court (uncredited) Police Officer in Court (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Lewin
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Peter Wood
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6.8 / 10 | 74 votes