Little Big Shot (1952 film)

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Little Big Shot
"Little Big Shot" (1952).jpg
Directed by Jack Raymond
Produced by Henry Halstead
Written by John Paddy Carstairs
Based on the play Little Big Shot by Janet Allan[1]
Starring Ronald Shiner
Marie Löhr
Derek Farr
Music by Tony Lowry
Cinematography James Wilson
Edited by Helen Wiggins
Henry Halstead Productions (as Byron)
Distributed by Associated British-Pathé (UK)
Release date
Running time
89 minutes[2]
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Little Big Shot is a 1952 British, Technicolor, comedy and crime film, directed by Jack Raymond and starring Ronald Shiner as Henry Harkwood.[3] It was produced by Henry Halsted and Byron Film.[4]

Plot summary[edit]

This crime comedy shows the bumbling son of a recently deceased crime boss, who does his best to follow in his father's footsteps, but to little avail. In the end, he accidentally switches sides and helps to bring in the crooks. It is a remake of the 1936 film Where There's A Will.


Critical reception[edit]

Sky Movies noted, "another reminder of how much the world of British comedy has missed the abrasive cockney wit of Ronald Shiner. Here he plays the soft-hearted son of a famous crook who tries to emulate his father. Alas, he's too nice to be a criminal, and the gang only keep him out of respect for his old man. Digby Wolfe, once a familiar television face on panel games and reviews, and later creator of Laugh-In, scores as an impecunious journalist ever on the look-out for a scoop." [5]


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