One Way Pendulum

1964

Peter Yates
Director
Woodfall Film Productions
Studio

Portrait of an eccentric family in London; father Sykes is rebuilding the Old Bailey in the sitting room, son Miller is teaching weighing machines to sing, etc. Completely rooted in the culture of 1960s England, it might not be relevant at all today, but it is quite amusing to those who give it a chance.

Most of the supporting cast play dual roles, but are only credited for one role in the cast. I have listed the actors in credits order, with their main role first and minor uncredited role second. Hopefully it isn't too confusing.

Note: The poster isn't the original film poster, which could not be located, but one made for Monorail Film Club's 2010 showing. I think it suits the film quite well.

Thanks to Philly for his help, as always!

-Dave W.



28th January 1965
Cinema



90 mins
1.85:1


2nd March 1965
Cinema



90 mins
1.85:1



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Eric Sykes
Arthur Groomkirby
George Cole
Defence Counsel
George Cole
Fred
Julia Foster
Sylvia Groomkirby
Jonathan Miller
Kirby Groomkirby
Peggy Mount
Myra Gantry
Alison Leggatt
Mabel Groomkirby
Mona Washbourne
Aunt Mildred
Douglas Wilmer
The Judge
Douglas Wilmer
Maintenance Man
Glyn Houston
Detective Sergeant Barnes
Graham Crowden
Prosecuting Counsel
Graham Crowden
Security Guard
Kenneth Farrington
Stan
Walter Horsbrugh
Clerk of Court
Walter Horsbrugh
Dry Cleaner
Frederick Piper
Court Usher
Frederick Piper
Office Worker
Vincent Harding
Court Policeman
Vincent Harding
Bus Conductor
Tommy Bruce
Voice of Gormless
Keith Peacock
Office Worker
(uncredited)
Alex Lewis
Office Worker
(uncredited)
Ernest Blyth
Office Worker
(uncredited)
George Holdcroft
Office Worker
(uncredited)
Alan Gibbs
Office Worker
(uncredited)
Pearl Walters
Office Worker
(uncredited)
Unknown 31590-01
Office Worker
Trevor Bannister
Office Worker
(uncredited)
George Hilsdon
Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Redmond Bailey
Weight Machine Collectorr
(uncredited)
Pat Halpin
Passerby (uncredited)
Pat Judge
Passerby (uncredited)
Joe Wadham
Barnes' Driver
(uncredited)
Louise Nolan
Woman on Weighing Machine
(uncredited)
Nosher Powell
Stunt Arranger

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