Lucky Jim

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Kingsley Amis' novel about redbrick university life turned into likeable but harmless knockabout farce by the Boulting Brothers. The situation of accident-prone, caustic-minded young lecturer Jim Dixon having problems with his girlfriend and his professor - he was promptly annexed as an example of 'Angry Young Man' protest - here lacks all sense of satire, not surprisingly given the casting of the wet Carmichael in the central role. Cosy, undemanding, and quite forgettable.

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Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Boulting
Screenwriter: Patrick Campbell
Cast: Ian Carmichael
Terry-Thomas
Hugh Griffith
Sharon Acker
Maureen Connell
Jean Anderson
Clive Morton
Kenneth Griffith
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