Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim

Director: John Boulting, Roy Boulting Cast: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas

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Overview

Lucky Jim is based on the same-named satirical novel by Kingsley Amis. The hero, Jim Dixon (Ian Carmichael), is a well-intentioned junior history professor in an unnamed British university. Hoping to impress the new chancellor, Jim succeeds only in bollixing up everything he touches. When he's not stuck in the middle of a slapstick car chase, Jim is trying to think up an excuse for that slightly inebriated blonde with whom he is innocently sharing a boudoir. Blunder piles upon blunder, until it looks as though Jim's chances at survival in the university are slim to none. But Fortune smiles upon fools and Kingsley Amis heroes, thus there's a happy ending. Lucky Jim delivers the laughs in full measure, though it's hardly the best of the Boulting Brothers productions of the 1950s.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827317721
Original Release: 1957
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 20,766

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ian Carmichael Jim Dixon
Terry-Thomas Bertrand Welch
Hugh Griffith Prof. Welch
Sharon Acker Christine Callaghan
Jean Anderson Mrs. Welch
Clive Morton Sir Hector Gore-Urquhart
Maureen Connell Margaret Peel
Kenneth Griffith Cyril Johns
Reginald Beckwith University Porter
Jeremy Hawk Bill Atkinson
Charles Lamb Contractor
Jeremy Longhurst Waiter
Henry Longhurst Prof. Hutchinson
John Cairney Roberts
Ian Wilson Glee Singer
Penny Morrell Miss Wilson
Ronald Cardew Registrar
Harry Fowler Taxi Driver
John Welsh The Principal
Joan Greenwood Actor

Technical Credits
John Boulting Director
Roy Boulting Director,Producer
John Addison Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Benedict Editor
Patrick Campbell Screenwriter
Jeffrey Dell Screenwriter
Mutz Greenbaum Cinematographer

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