Some Will, Some Won't

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Some Will, Some Won't
"Some Will, Some Won't" (1970).jpg
British theatrical poster
Directed by Duncan Wood
Produced by Giulio Zampi
Written by Geoffrey Jones
Lewis Schwarz
Based on Laughter in Paradise screenplay by Jack Davies & Michael Pertwee
Starring Ronnie Corbett
Thora Hird
Michael Hordern
Barbara Murray
Leslie Phillips
Music by Howard Blake
Cinematography Harry Waxman
Edited by Gerry Hambling
Associated British Productions Ltd.
Giulio Zampi Productions (as Transocean)
Distributed by Warner-Pathé Distributors (UK)
Release date
April 1970 (UK)
Running time
87 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Some Will, Some Won't is a 1970 British comedy film directed by Duncan Wood.[1] It was a remake of Laughter in Paradise, and starred an ensemble British cast, which included Michael Hordern, Ronnie Corbett, Dennis Price, Leslie Phillips and Arthur Lowe.[2] It featured a cameo performance from Steptoe and Son actor Wilfrid Brambell who played Henry Russell, who has left four family members £150,000 in his will, on the condition they do the bizarre tasks he has set out for them.[3]


In his will, eccentric practical joker Henry Russell (Wilfrid Brambell) leaves his four relatives £150,000 each, but with stipulations designed to make each of them step completely out of character, and prove themselves as human beings. Bossy Agnes Russell (Thora Hird) must work as a maid for a month, Herbert (Ronnie Corbett) must overcome his natural shyness and rob a bank, woman chasing bachelor Simon (Leslie Philips) has to marry the first single woman he speaks to, and crime writer Denniston (Michael Hordern) is asked to commit a real life crime and be sent to jail for a month. When the four friends report back to the executor (Noel Howlett), their lives are transformed for the better. But deceased Henry still has one more surprise up his sleeve.



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