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The Birthday Present

1957
1h 40m
Drama
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Cast

Tony Britton (Simon Scott)Sylvia Syms (Jean Scott)Jack Watling (Bill Thompson)Geoffrey Keen (Colonel Wilson)Walter Fitzgerald (Sir John Dell)Howard Marion-Crawford (Bates)David Hutcheson (Ex. R.A.F. Type)Richard Leech (Hawkins)Lockwood West (Mr. Barraclough)Cyril Luckham (Magistrate)John Welsh (Customs Officer)Ian Bannen (Jr. Customs Officer)Ernest Clark (Barrister)Thorley Walters (Photographer)Harry Fowler (Charlie)James Raglan (Prison Governor)Anthony Sagar (1st Reception Officer)Barry Keegan (Jr. Reception Officer)

Director

Pat Jackson

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Synopsis

A top salesman with a U.K. toy firm foolishly brings an expensive watch back from a German trip for his wife's birthday. This is illegal in 1950's Britain and when Customs discover the watch he is charged and, unusually, given a prison sentence. Not having the money to appeal he has to serve his time hoping the details don't get out and he won't lose his job.

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