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FULL SYNOPSIS

This farcical British comedy follows the eccentric misadventures of a family who have their own rather unusual way of doing things. Mr. Groomkirby (Eric Sykes) is redecorating his living room to resemble the courtrooms at Old Bailey, with a mind toward staging mock trials for fun. His wife, Mrs. Groomkirby (Alison Leggatt) hates to see leftovers go to waste, so she hires a woman to eat them. Their daughter Sylvia (Julia Foster) is fascinated by primates and spends much of her time at the zoo, and son Kirby (Jonathan Miller) believes that scales can have other uses rather than just weighing things -- they can be used to make music, too! Based on a popular novel, One Way Pendulum was directed by Peter Yates, who would go on to make Peter Yates and Peter Yates. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Eric Sykes
as Mr. Groomkirby
George Cole
as Defense Counsel
Julia Foster
as Sylvia
Peggy Mount
as Mrs. Gantry
Mona Washbourne
as Aunt Mildred
Douglas Wilmer
as Judge
Glyn Houston
as Detective Inspector Barnes
Graham Crowden
as Caretaker
Walter Horsbrugh
as Dry Cleaner's Assistant
Frederick Piper
as Usher
George Cole
as Friend
Graham Crowden
as Prosecuting Counsel
Walter Horsbrugh
as Clerk of the Court
Frederick Piper
as Office Clerk
Douglas Wilmer
as Maintenance Man
Kenneth Farrington
as Stan
Walter Horsbrugh
as Clerk of the Court
Graham Crowden
as Prosecuting Counsel
Douglas Wilmer
as Maintenance Man
Frederick Piper
as Office Clerk
George Cole
as Friend

Crew

Peter Yates
Director
Michael Deeley
Producer
Denys Coop
Cinematographer
Marcus Dods
Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard Rodney Bennett
Composer (Music Score)
Reece Pemberton
Production Designer
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