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Ladies Who Do (1963)

The "Ladies Who Do" are office cleaners. One of them discovers some hot stock tips and they make a fortune. They then make good use of it to save their old neighbourhoods from the wicked developer.

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John Bignall (original idea), Michael Pertwee (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peggy Mount ... Mrs. Cragg
Robert Morley ... Colonel Whitforth
Harry H. Corbett ... James Ryder
Miriam Karlin Miriam Karlin ... Mrs. Higgins
Avril Elgar Avril Elgar ... Emily Parish
Dandy Nichols ... Mrs. Merryweather
Jon Pertwee ... Sidney Tait
Joan Benham ... Miss Pinsent
Ron Moody ... Police Inspector
Cardew Robinson Cardew Robinson ... Police Driver
Nigel Davenport ... Mr. Strang
Arthur Howard Arthur Howard ... Chauffeur
Ernest Clark ... Stockbroker
Tristram Jellinek Tristram Jellinek ... 2nd Stockbroker
John Laurie ... Doctor MacGregor
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The "Ladies Who Do" are office cleaners. One of them discovers some hot stock tips and they make a fortune. They then make good use of it to save their old neighbourhoods from the wicked developer.

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are much more fun than Ladies who don't!

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1964 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Dame koje rade See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia

The film was made in 1962 under the auspices of the ailing British Lion company, but it was shelved until early 1964, like several other films made by British Lion or its subsidiary, Bryanston Films. See more »

Goofs

Mrs. Higgins (Miriam Karlin) picks up a copy of the News of the World newspaper, indicating that it is a Sunday. However offices and shops are open, which would not have been the case in early 60s Britain. See more »

Quotes

[Mrs Cragg overhears James Ryder and Sidney Tait bemoaning the fact that a financial backer has pulled out of investing in their company and that they will need to borrow money at a crippling interest rate]
Mrs. Cragg: [to herself] I'd give them a quid out of my own pocket if only they'd stop walking over my nice clean floor.
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Referenced in The Curse of Steptoe (2008) See more »

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An absolute joy.
30 November 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Quality comedy from 1963. Even all these years later it's still wonderfully funny, and gloriously sentimental. All of the actors play to their strengths, Peggy Mount is the domineerinf, brash lead, Miriam Karlin is the shop steward, Harry H. Corbett is the rags to riches businessman, and Robert Morley is the bumbling Colonel.

A story that would have been very relevant at the time, many houses were pulled down, with people forced to move out. Plenty of laughs throughout, with such a cast as this, it was never going to fail was it. 9/10


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