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Postman's Knock (1962)

88 min | Comedy

Likeable country postman Harold Petts gets transferred from his village to London, where on his arrival he unwittingly foils a mail train robbery. Innocent in the ways of the big city, he is thought to be a member of another gang by both ...See moreLikeable country postman Harold Petts gets transferred from his village to London, where on his arrival he unwittingly foils a mail train robbery. Innocent in the ways of the big city, he is thought to be a member of another gang by both the train robbers and the police, who all suspect him of trying to rob the post office where he works. Petts however gains notoriety in the post office by his ability to outperform the new mechanization which the sorting office has recently installed. Harold becomes a hero when he thwarts the robbers once more when they attempt to steal a mail-bag containing used bank notes which are being returned for destruction. As his reward, Harold gets promoted back to his home village as Postmaster. Written by Steve Smith See less
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Director
Writers
Jack Trevor Story (story) (screenplay) | John Briley (screenplay) | Spike Milligan (additional dialogue) | Ronald Kinnoch (additional dialogue) (as George Barclay)
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Gerald Moss (photographed by)
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Updated Mar 31, 1962

Release date
Mar 1962 (United Kingdom)

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Harold Petts Harold Petts   See fewer
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John Wood
P.C. Woods (as John Woods) P.C. Woods (as John Woods)   See fewer
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Archie Duncan
Inspector Inspector   See fewer
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Ronald Adam
Mr. Fordyce Mr. Fordyce   See fewer
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Miles Malleson
Psychiatrist Psychiatrist   See fewer
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Wilfrid Lawson
Postman (as Wilfred Lawson) Postman (as Wilfred Lawson)   See fewer
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Mario Fabrizi
Villager Villager   See fewer
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Bob Todd
District Superintendent District Superintendent   See fewer
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Ian Wilson
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Robin Burns
Villager at Station (uncredited) Villager at Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Denise Coffey
Barbara (uncredited) Barbara (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maxwell Craig
Man On Tube (uncredited) Man On Tube (uncredited)   See fewer
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Judith Furse
Station Mistress (uncredited) Station Mistress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Harrington
Postal Worker (uncredited) Postal Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Hilsdon
Joiner (uncredited) Joiner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Aileen Lewis
Villager (uncredited) Villager (uncredited)   See fewer
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John More
Army Guy (uncredited) Army Guy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Sharp
Farmer (uncredited) Farmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Standeven
Electrician (uncredited) Electrician (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Tatham
Tour Party Member (uncredited) Tour Party Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Tregonino
Postman Robbed of Uniform (uncredited) Postman Robbed of Uniform (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.6 / 10 | 168 votes