A Clean Sweep

Last updated

A Clean Sweep
Directed by Maclean Rogers
Written byEric Barker
Patrick Brawn
Produced by Michael Carreras
Anthony Hinds
Starring Thora Hird
Eric Barker
Vera Day
Ian Whittaker
Cinematography Arthur Grant
Edited byA.E. Cox
Music by Edwin Astley
Release date
  • 1958 (1958)(UK)
Running time
35 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

A Clean Sweep is a 1958 British comedy film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Thora Hird, Eric Barker and Vera Day. [1]



A woman tries to keep her family of gamblers away from temptation.


Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Thora Hird</span> English actress, comedian, and writer (1911–2003)

Dame Thora Hird was an English actress and comedian, presenter and writer. In a career spanning over 70 years, she appeared in more than 100 films, as well as many television roles, becoming a household name and a British institution.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Roy Castle</span> English dancer, musician, comedian, actor and television presenter (1932–1994)

Roy Castle was an English dancer, singer, comedian, actor, television presenter and musician. In addition to being an accomplished jazz trumpet player, he could play many other instruments. Following a versatile career as a performer on stage, television and film, he became best known to British television viewers as the long-running presenter of the children's series Record Breakers.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gordon Wharmby</span> British actor (1933–2002)

Gordon Wharmby was an English television actor. He was best known for the role of Wesley Pegden on Last of the Summer Wine.

<i>The Black Sheep of Whitehall</i> 1942 film by Basil Dearden, Will Hay

The Black Sheep of Whitehall is a 1942 British black-and-white comedy war film, directed by Will Hay and Basil Dearden, starring Will Hay, John Mills, Basil Sydney and Thora Hird in her screen debut. It was produced by Michael Balcon and Ealing Studios.

<i>Pat and Margaret</i> British drama telefilm

Pat and Margaret is a British television film written by comedian Victoria Wood. The story follows sisters Margaret, a cook, and Pat, a successful actress in the United States, after they are reunited on a television programme after spending 27 years apart. It stars Wood and her frequent comedy partner Julie Walters in the title roles, and features other past collaborators of Wood, including Thora Hird, Celia Imrie and Duncan Preston. First aired in 1994 on BBC One, the film was directed by Gavin Millar and produced by Ruth Caleb.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Eric Barker</span> English actor (1912–1990)

Eric Leslie Barker was an English comedy actor. He is most remembered for his roles in the popular British Carry On films, although he only appeared in the early films in the series, apart from returning for Carry On Emmannuelle in 1978.

<i>Wide-Eyed and Legless</i> 1993 British film

Wide-Eyed and Legless is a 1993 made-for-TV British drama film, directed by Richard Loncraine starring Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Sian Thomas and Thora Hird.

<i>A Kind of Loving</i> (film) 1962 film by John Schlesinger

A Kind of Loving is a 1962 British kitchen sink drama film directed by John Schlesinger, starring Alan Bates and June Ritchie. It is based on the 1960 novel of the same name by Stan Barstow which was later adapted into the 1982 television series A Kind of Loving. The film tells the story of two lovers in early 1960s Lancashire. It belongs to the British New Wave movement.

Alan James William Bell was a British television producer and director.

<i>In Loving Memory</i> (TV series) British TV series or programme

In Loving Memory is a British period sitcom set in an undertakers business that starred Thora Hird and Christopher Beeny. A pilot with Marjorie Rhodes in the Thora Hird role was transmitted in 1969 by Thames Television, who rejected the idea before it was finally accepted by Yorkshire Television nearly 10 years later, where it ran for a further five series between 21 May 1979 and 27 March 1986.

<i>Lost</i> (1956 film) 1956 British film directed by Guy Green

Lost is a 1956 British thriller film directed by Guy Green and starring David Farrar, David Knight and Julia Arnall. It is set in 1950s London, and revolves around the apparent kidnapping of a young couple's baby.

"A Cream Cracker Under The Settee" is a dramatic monologue written by Alan Bennett in 1987 for television, as part of his Talking Heads series for the BBC. The series became very popular, moving onto BBC Radio, international theatre, becoming one of the best-selling audio book releases of all time and included as part of both the A-level and GCSE English syllabus. It was the sixth and final episode of the first series of Talking Heads.

<i>Further Up the Creek</i> 1958 film by Val Guest

Further Up the Creek is a 1958 British comedy film written and directed by Val Guest and starring David Tomlinson, Frankie Howerd, Shirley Eaton, Thora Hird, Desmond Llewelyn and Lionel Jeffries. It served as a follow-up to Up the Creek, with Peter Sellers not reprising his role because it clashed with the filming of The Mouse That Roared. Frankie Howerd replaced him.

<i>Once a Sinner</i> (1950 film) 1950 film

Once a Sinner is a 1950 British drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Pat Kirkwood, Jack Watling and Joy Shelton.

Christmas Night with the Stars is a television show broadcast each Christmas night by the BBC from 1958 to 1972. The show was hosted each year by a leading star of BBC TV and featured specially-made short seasonal editions of the previous year's most successful BBC sitcoms and light entertainment programs. Most of the variety segments no longer exist in accordance with the BBC's practice of discarding programmes at the time.

Tora or Thora are female given names. In North Germanic languages, both Tora and Thora are derived from the Old Norse Þóra., a name related to the Norse god Thor. In English, Tora may also be a short form of Victoria.

<i>The Weaker Sex</i> (1948 film) 1948 film

The Weaker Sex is a 1948 British drama film directed by Roy Ward Baker and starring Ursula Jeans, Cecil Parker and Joan Hopkins.

<i>Women Without Men</i> (1956 film) 1956 British film by Elmo Williams

Women Without Men is a 1956 British second feature drama film directed by Elmo Williams and Herbert Glazer and starring Beverly Michaels, Joan Rice and Hermione Baddeley. A woman escapes from prison to keep a date with her boyfriend.

<i>The Love Match</i> 1955 British film

The Love Match is a 1955 British black and white comedy film directed by David Paltenghi and starring Arthur Askey, Glenn Melvyn, Thora Hird and Shirley Eaton. A football-mad railway engine driver and his fireman are desperate to get back in time to see a match. It was based on the 1953 play by Glenn Melvyn, one of the stars of the film. A TV spin-off series Love and Kisses, appeared later in 1955.

<i>Tiger by the Tail</i> (1955 film) 1955 British crime film by John Gilling

Tiger by the Tail is a 1955 British crime thriller film directed by John Gilling and starring Larry Parks, Constance Smith, Lisa Daniely and Donald Stewart. It is an adaptation of the novel Never Come Back by John Mair. Larry Parks, who had played Al Jolson in The Jolson Story, had fallen foul of America's House Un-American Activities Committee, and had his first film role for four years starring in this British low-budgeter. It was shot at Walton Studios and on location around London. In 1958 it was distributed in the United States by United Artists under the title Cross-Up.