I’m All Right Jack

1959

Directed By

Roy Boulting

Synopsis

I’m All Right Jack is the 1959 award winning comedy by John and Roy Boulting, the most celebrated of their social satires, which won BAFTAs for Best British Screenplay and Best British Actor (Peter Sellers).

The highest grossing film at the UK box office in 1959, I’m All Right Jack was a rip-roaring and thought-provoking satire, poking fun at the then-burning issue of industrial relations. Stanley Windrush (Ian Carmichael) is an upper-class graduate who innocently accepts a job at his uncle Bettram Purcel’s (Dennis Price) missile factory. Unbeknownst to Stanley, his uncle has an agenda where he plans for his nephew to become the catalyst of a labour dispute, which his uncle hopes to profit from. Unfortunately for Bettram his plan backfires when his socialist employee Mr. Kite (Peter Sellers) takes advantage of the opportunity for his own gain.

A sequel to 1956’s A PRIVATE PROGRESS, Peter Sellers steals the show – his comedic brilliance is on full display in the dual role of Sir John Kennaway and the tragic-comic trade union leader Fred Kite. This performance marked his breakout role for many critics, the Guardian garnered it a “career best performance”, as well as kick-starting the first of many award nominations for Sellers.

A superb all-star cast feature alongside Peter Sellers including Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price, Liz Fraser, John Le Mesurier, Irene Handl and Margaret Rutherford.

Cast
Peter Sellers, Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price, Liz Fraser, John Le Mesurier, Irene Handl, Margaret Rutherford
Release Date
19 January 2015
extras
  • New Interview with Liz Fraser
  • The Running Jumping Standing Still Film (1959) – 12 min short film directed by Richard Lester and Peter Sellers
  • Cinefile: Seller’s Best! (extracts) Including interview clips with director John Boulting, actor Ian Carmichael, and Richard Lester
  • Original trailer
  • English SDH
Restoration Details

A brand new digital restoration from a 2k scan

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