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The Night We Got the Bird (1961)

83 min | Comedy

Cyril's family is unaware that he and his cabinet-maker employee are making and selling false antique furniture. It is only when he dies and his salesman Bernie marries his widow Julie that the truth comes out through Cecil re-appearing as...See moreCyril's family is unaware that he and his cabinet-maker employee are making and selling false antique furniture. It is only when he dies and his salesman Bernie marries his widow Julie that the truth comes out through Cecil re-appearing as a parrot, puzzlingly given as a wedding gift. When a local Brighton heavy realises he's been conned the family band together to try and fix things. Written by J-26 See less
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Darcy Conyers (screenplay) | Ray Cooney (screenplay) | Tony Hilton (screenplay) | Basil Thomas (play "The Lovebirds")
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Updated Feb 14, 1961

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Feb 14, 1961 (United Kingdom)

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43 cast members
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Brian Rix
Bertie Skidmore Bertie Skidmore   See fewer
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Dora Bryan
Julie Skidmore Julie Skidmore   See fewer
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Ronald Shiner
Cecil Gibson Cecil Gibson   See fewer
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Leo Franklyn
Victor Sellars Victor Sellars   See fewer
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Liz Fraser
Fay Sellars Fay Sellars   See fewer
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John Slater
Wolf Mannheim (Manny) Wolf Mannheim (Manny)   See fewer
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Reginald Beckwith
Chippendale Charlie Chippendale Charlie   See fewer
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Terry Scott
P. C. Lovejoy P. C. Lovejoy   See fewer
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Vincent Harding
Ben Green Ben Green   See fewer
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Denis Shaw
Stooge to Manny (as Dennis Shaw) Stooge to Manny (as Dennis Shaw)   See fewer
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Ray Cooney
Man with cartwheel Man with cartwheel   See fewer
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Gerald Cross
Uncle Arthur Uncle Arthur   See fewer
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Basil Lord
Bus Conductor) Bus Conductor)   See fewer
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Jennifer Phipps
Mrs. Jackson Mrs. Jackson   See fewer
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Kynaston Reeves
Mr. Warre-Monger Mr. Warre-Monger   See fewer
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John Le Mesurier
Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court   See fewer
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Gilbert Harrison
Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court   See fewer
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Thomas Muschamp
RSPCA Official RSPCA Official   See fewer
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Penelope Honor
Girl in Aviary Girl in Aviary   See fewer
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Tony Hilton
Passer-by Passer-by   See fewer
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Merylin Roberts
Girl in Punt Girl in Punt   See fewer
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Toby Perkins
Young man Young man   See fewer
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Hazel Douglas
Bespectacled Lady Bespectacled Lady   See fewer
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Frank Atkinson
Bald headed man Bald headed man   See fewer
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Beryl Ede
Wife of Bald headed man Wife of Bald headed man   See fewer
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Charles Cameron
Military Gentleman Military Gentleman   See fewer
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Elspet Gray
Woman with dog Woman with dog   See fewer
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June Broughton
Lady in Marquee (as June Wyndham) Lady in Marquee (as June Wyndham)   See fewer
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Wally Patch
Ticket collector (as Walter Patch) Ticket collector (as Walter Patch)   See fewer
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Roberta Tone
Little girl Little girl   See fewer
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Hubert Cross
Manservant Manservant   See fewer
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Wynne Clark
Miss Hawkesworth Miss Hawkesworth   See fewer
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School Mistress School Mistress   See fewer
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Robertson Hare
Doctor Vincent (uncredited) Doctor Vincent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Lee
Cute Girl (uncredited) Cute Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dreamy Girl (uncredited) Dreamy Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 32 votes