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The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1959)

There is no plot as such. This is a slapstick comedy. It shows a lots of gags.

Directors:

Richard Lester (as Dick Lester), Peter Sellers (uncredited)

Writers:

Spike Milligan (thoughts by), Peter Sellers (thoughts by) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Dick Bentley ... Protagonist (uncredited)
Mario Fabrizi Mario Fabrizi ... (uncredited)
Bruce Lacey Bruce Lacey ... Man With Record (uncredited)
Richard Lester ... Painter (uncredited)
David Lodge ... (uncredited)
Leo McKern ... Man With Boxing Glove (uncredited)
Spike Milligan ... (uncredited)
Norman Rossington ... Bearded Man (uncredited)
Peter Sellers ... Photographer (uncredited)
Graham Stark ... (uncredited)
Johnny Vyvyan ... Protagonist (uncredited)
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There is no plot as such. This is a slapstick comedy. It shows a lots of gags.

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

None

Release Date:

April 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Corriendo saltando y todavía de pie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£70 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A favorite of the Beatles, which led to Lester being hired to direct A Hard Day's Night (1964) See more »

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Referenced in Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) See more »

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A Weird Experiment
13 September 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

There is no plot as such. This is a slapstick comedy. It shows a lots of gags.

By itself, this film is nothing special. A weird experiment with some gags, it somehow got nominated for "best short film". What really makes it noteworthy is that the film contains Peter Sellers, who went on to be one of the greatest comedians of all time.

Also, this film leads to "A Hard Day's Night", which changed the way the world looked at music on film. Apparently the Beatles loved this short film and just had to have director Richard Lester work with them. Who knew?


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