The Wrong Arm of the Law

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Cliff Owen's The Wrong Arm of the Law (1960) was one of the last black-and-white movies (and perhaps the last black-and-white British picture) that played on network television in prime time, back around 1967. At the time, Peter Sellers was at the peak of his fame, and any reasonably accessible comedy of his had a huge potential audience. The film looks somewhat better than the opening credits (window-boxed and not all that sharp or crisp) promise, with decent detail throughout, but there are also some problems ...
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Cliff Owen's The Wrong Arm of the Law (1960) was one of the last black-and-white movies (and perhaps the last black-and-white British picture) that played on network television in prime time, back around 1967. At the time, Peter Sellers was at the peak of his fame, and any reasonably accessible comedy of his had a huge potential audience. The film looks somewhat better than the opening credits (window-boxed and not all that sharp or crisp) promise, with decent detail throughout, but there are also some problems in the opening sequence, mostly having to do with the contrast. The latter seems to be overlit in the whites, and also in some of the flesh tones, making the first sequence in which we see Sellers look much too bright. This problem is alleviated in the subsequent scenes, and the rest of the movie looks good, if not exceptional. The film was shot in the British non-anamorphic aspect ratio of 1.66:1 and is mastered full-frame (1.33:1). Somewhat more impressive is the mastering of the soundtrack, which is set at a good high volume level with lots of detail, making the credit sequence, with its jazzy Richard Rodney Bennett score, a delight to hear if not to watch. One can practically hear the action on the solo upright bass that bridges the credits into the action, and the horns sound like they're right in your lap. The pity is that there isn't a huge amount of music in the overall picture. The dozen chapters are adequate for the 94-minute movie, well chosen to capture the comic highlights of the plot. There are no special features, and the disc opens automatically on a simple two-selection menu offering "play" (in the default position) and "chapter" options.
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Special Features

Newly remastered; Scene access
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2004
  • UPC: 016351320193
  • Original Release: 1963
  • Source: Shanachie
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Sellers Pearly Gate/"M. Jules"
Lionel Jeffries Inspector Parker
Bernard Cribbens Nervous O'Toole
Bill Kerr Jack Coombes
Davy Kaye Trainer King
Nanette Newman Valerie
Ed Devereaux Bluey May
John Le Mesurier Assistant Commissioner
Graham Stark Sid Cooper
Martin Boddey Superintendent Forest
Dennis Price Educated Ernest
John Junkin Maurice
Dick Emery Man in Apartment
Irene Browne Dowager
Arthur Mullard BrassKnuckles
Dermot Kelly Misery Martin
Vanda Godsell Annette
Barry Keegan Alf
Tutte Lemkow Siggy Schmultz
John Harvey
Reg Lye Reg Danton
Michael Caine Bit
Marianne Stone Woman in Front Row at Meeting
Technical Credits
Cliff Owen Director
John Antrobus Screenwriter
E.M. Smedley Aston Producer
Roy Baird Asst. Director
Aubrey Baring Producer
Richard Rodney Bennett Score Composer
Tristam V. Cones Editor
Cecil F. Ford Associate Producer
Stuart Freeborn Makeup
Ray Galton Screenwriter
Godfrey A. Godar Camera Operator
Len Heath Screenwriter
John Hollingsworth Musical Direction/Supervision
Alan Simpson Screenwriter
Ernest W. Steward Cinematographer
John Warren Screenwriter
Harry White Art Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Play Movie [9:11]
3. New Crooks in Town [4:25]
4. Suspicion [6:02]
5. Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases [6:04]
6. Where's the Money [7:49]
7. The Escort Party [1:51]
8. Crook Convention [6:35]
9. Pearly's Proposition [10:56]
10. London Dragnet [3:02]
11. The Gateway [7:46]
12. The Man on the Tight Rope [6:07]
13. Nothing Can Go Wrong [20:49]
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Side #1 --
   Play Program
   Scene Access
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