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Mister Ten Per Cent
Mister Ten Per Cent is a 1967 British comedy film, directed by Peter Graham Scott and starring Charlie Drake.[1]Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 References 4 External linksPlot[edit] Percy Pointer, a construction worker and amateur dramatist, writes a drama 'Oh My Lord' and hopes to have it professionally produced. A dishonest producer agrees to back the play, hoping that it will be a disaster, so that he can claim insurance on its failure. To Percy's distress, the first audience see the play as a slapstick comedy, not the drama he intended it to be. The play is a hit and audiences love it. But Percy is upset by the turn of events and attempts to ruin the production. It then emerges that in his ignorance of showbusiness contracts, he has signed away 10% of any revenue to so many people that he actually owes 110% of the money. His attempts to sabotage the production lead to his being banned from the theatre
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Slapstick
Slapstick
Slapstick
is a style of humor involving exaggerated physical activity which exceeds the boundaries of normal physical comedy.[1][2][3] The term arises from a device developed during the broad, physical comedy style known as Commedia dell'arte
Commedia dell'arte
in 16th Century Italy. The "slap stick" consists of two thin slats of wood made from splitting a single long stick, which make a 'slap' when striking another actor, with little force needed to make a loud—and comical—sound
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John Le Mesurier
John Le Mesurier
John Le Mesurier
(/lə ˈmɛʒərər/,[1] born John Elton Le Mesurier Halliley; 5 April 1912 – 15 November 1983) was an English actor. He is perhaps best remembered for his comedic role as Sergeant Arthur Wilson
Sergeant Arthur Wilson
in the BBC
BBC
television situation comedy Dad's Army
Dad's Army
(1968–77). A self-confessed "jobbing actor",[2] Le Mesurier appeared in more than 120 films across a range of genres, normally in smaller supporting parts. Le Mesurier became interested in the stage as a young adult and enrolled at the Fay Compton
Fay Compton
Studio of Dramatic Art in 1933. From there he took a position in repertory theatre and made his stage debut in September 1934 at the Palladium Theatre in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
in the J. B. Priestley play Dangerous Corner
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The Producers (1968 Film)
The Producers is a 1967 American satirical comedy film written and directed by Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
and starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, and Kenneth Mars. The film was Brooks's directorial debut, and he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Decades later, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film
Film
Registry and placed eleventh on the AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs list
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A Night At The Opera (film)
A Night at the Opera
Opera
is a 1935 American comedy film starring the Marx Brothers, and featuring Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Margaret Dumont, Sig Ruman, and Walter Woolf King. It was the first film the Marx Brothers made for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
after their departure from Paramount Pictures, and the first after Zeppo left the act. The film was adapted by George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, and Al Boasberg (uncredited) from a story by James Kevin McGuinness. It was directed by Sam Wood. A smash hit at the box office, A Night at the Opera
Opera
was selected in 1993 for preservation in the National Film Registry
National Film Registry
by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[3] It is also included in the 2007 update of AFI's 100 Years..
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Marx Brothers
The Marx Brothers
Marx Brothers
were an American family comedy act that was successful in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949. Five of the Marx Brothers' thirteen feature films were selected by the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
(AFI) as among the top 100 comedy films, with two of them (Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera) in the top twelve. They are widely considered by critics, scholars, and fans to be among the greatest and most influential comedians of the 20th century. The brothers were included in AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list of the 25 greatest male stars of Classic Hollywood cinema, the only performers to be inducted collectively. The group are almost universally known today by their stage names: Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo, and Zeppo. The core of the act was the three elder brothers: Chico, Harpo, and Groucho
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Insurance
Insurance
Insurance
is a means of protection from financial loss. It is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent, uncertain loss. An entity which provides insurance is known as an insurer, insurance company, insurance carrier or underwriter. A person or entity who buys insurance is known as an insured or policyholder. The insurance transaction involves the insured assuming a guaranteed and known relatively small loss in the form of payment to the insurer in exchange for the insurer's promise to compensate the insured in the event of a covered loss
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Construction Worker
A construction worker is a tradesperson, laborer, or professional employed in the physical construction of the built environment and its infrastructure. Description[edit] The term construction worker is a generic term and most construction workers are primarily described by the type of work they perform (their trade)
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Comedy Film
Comedy
Comedy
is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect.[1] Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending (black comedy being an exception). One of the oldest genres in film, some of the very first silent movies were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue. Comedy, compared with other film genres, puts much more focus on individual stars, with many former stand-up comics transitioning to the film industry due to their popularity
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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Warner-Pathé
Associated British Picture Corporation
Associated British Picture Corporation
(ABPC), originally British International Pictures (BIP), was a British film production, distribution and exhibition company active from 1927 until 1970 when it was absorbed into EMI. ABPC also owned approximately 500 cinemas in Britain by 1943.[1] The studio was partly owned by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
from about 1940 until 1969; the American company also owned a stake in ABPC's distribution arm, Warner-Pathé, from 1958
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Associated British Picture Corporation
Associated British Picture Corporation
Associated British Picture Corporation
(ABPC), originally British International Pictures (BIP), was a British film production, distribution and exhibition company active from 1927 until 1970 when it was absorbed into EMI. ABPC also owned approximately 500 cinemas in Britain by 1943.[1] The studio was partly owned by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
from about 1940 until 1969; the American company also owned a stake in ABPC's distribution arm, Warner-Pathé, from 1958
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Jack Harris (film Editor)
Jack Harris (1905–1971) was a British film editor, born at South Farnborough, in the English county of Hampshire.[1] Along with David Lean, he was one of the leading British editors from the 1930s to the 1950s.[2] He edited half a dozen films directed by Lean in the 1940s. Selected filmography[edit]Roses of Picardy (1927) Mademoiselle Parley Voo (1928) Lord Richard in the Pantry (1930)
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IMDb
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew, personnel and fictional character biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings. An additional fan feature, message boards, was abandoned in February, 2017. The database is owned and operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon. As of December 2017[update], IMDb
IMDb
has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database,[2] as well as 83 million registered users. The movie and talent pages of IMDb
IMDb
are accessible to all internet users, but a registration process is necessary to contribute information to the site. Most data in the database is provided by volunteer contributors
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Ron Goodwin
Goodwin may refer to:Contents1 Names 2 Places 3 Other uses 4 See alsoNames[edit] Goodwin (surname), people with the surname Goodwin "Goody" Rosen (1912–1994), Canadian Major League Baseball All Star outfielder Goodwin Liu
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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