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The Bespoke Overcoat

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Nikolai Gogol's classic short story The Overcoat was adapted for British consumption into The Bespoke Overcoat. Comic actor Alfie Bass plays a clothing-store clerk who'd like to own one of the sales items in his store. He is denied this pleasure by his hardhearted boss, so the clerk persuades a tailor friend (David Kossoff) to whip up a duplicate overcoat. When the clerk dies of pneumonia, his ghost materializes before the tailor, persuading him to steal the overcoat the clerk had wanted in the first...more

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