School For Scoundrels

  • 1960
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Reminiscent of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, this nonstop British comedy, subtitled "How to Win Without Cheating," is a delicious satire of self-improvement strategies. Henry Palfrey (Ian Carmichael) is one of life's real losers. He'd like to win the heart of April Smith (Janette Scott), but she's already spoken for by boorishly successful...read more

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Reminiscent of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, this nonstop British comedy, subtitled "How to Win Without Cheating," is a delicious satire of self-improvement strategies. Henry Palfrey (Ian Carmichael) is one of life's real losers. He'd like to win the heart of April

Smith (Janette Scott), but she's already spoken for by boorishly successful Raymond Delauney (Terry-Thomas). Determined to change his fortunes, Henry enrolls in the College of Lifesmanship, run by Stephen Potter (Alastair Sim). After immersing himself in such courses as "woomanship,"

"partymanship," and "oneupmanship," Henry returns to London to get the best of those who have taken advantage of him in the past, most notably--and hilariously--Delauney. Not surprisingly, Henry also ends up with April. Based on the satirical how-to-get-ahead books written by the real Stephen

Potter, SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS features a terrific cast of comic actors who play the whole affair straight, netting laugh after laugh.

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  • Review: Reminiscent of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, this nonstop British comedy, subtitled "How to Win Without Cheating," is a delicious satire of self-improvement strategies. Henry Palfrey (Ian Carmichael) is one of life's real losers. He'd l… (more)

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