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School for Scoundrels (1960)

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94 min | Comedy

Based on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney. Then he discovers the Lifeman college run by "Professor" Potter and discovers the secrets...See moreBased on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney. Then he discovers the Lifeman college run by "Professor" Potter and discovers the secrets of success. But has he the courage to put all his lessons into effect? Written by Steve Crook See less
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Stephen Potter (novels "Gamesmanship Oneupmanship Lifemanship") | Patricia Moyes (screenplay) | Hal E. Chester (screenplay)
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Updated Mar 24, 1960

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Jul 11, 1960 (United States)

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24 cast members
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Ian Carmichael
Henry Palfrey Henry Palfrey   See fewer
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Terry-Thomas
Raymond Delauney Raymond Delauney   See fewer
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Alastair Sim
Mr. S. Potter Mr. S. Potter   See fewer
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Janette Scott
April Smith April Smith   See fewer
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Dennis Price
Dunstan Dunstan   See fewer
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Peter Jones
Dudley Dudley   See fewer
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Edward Chapman
Gloatbridge Gloatbridge   See fewer
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John Le Mesurier
Head Waiter Head Waiter   See fewer
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Irene Handl
Mrs. Stringer Mrs. Stringer   See fewer
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Kynaston Reeves
General General   See fewer
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Hattie Jacques
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Hugh Paddick
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Barbara Roscoe
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Gerald Campion
Proudfoot Proudfoot   See fewer
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Monte Landis
Fleetsnod (as Monty Landis) Fleetsnod (as Monty Landis)   See fewer
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Jeremy Lloyd
Dingle Dingle   See fewer
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Charles Lamb
Carpenter Carpenter   See fewer
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Jack Armstrong
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Paul Beradi
Dancer at Camelia Club (uncredited) Dancer at Camelia Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mabel Etherington
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Vilma Ann Leslie
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Geremy Phillips
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Joseph Tregonino
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7.4 / 10 | 2,896 votes