Rent The Plank (1967)

3.6 of 5 from 67 ratings
0h 51min
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From the hilarious antics of Eric Sykes comes The Plank, a cult classic with an unbelievable cast including Tommy Cooper, Jimmy Edwards, Roy Castle and Jimmy Tarbuck just to name a few! Eric Sykes is a workman whose individual aptitude is nil and along with his sidekick they are mutually chaotic, disorganised and magnets to disorder. Set with the task of laying the floorboards of a house they are faced with catastrophe when one of them uses the last plank as firewood and they are then forced to track down a spare plank. Although seemingly straightforward it’s anything but and makes for hysterical entertainment with Sykes as his finest.
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Eric Sykes
British Films, Classics
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Run Time:
51 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9

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Reviews (2) of The Plank

Promising cast poor comedy - The Plank review by JD

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Most of the famous names in the cast make token appearances. With Bill Oddie this is a merciful release (probably the most over-rated comedian ever), with Jimmy Tarbuck all too brief. The script is dreadful. I don't think it is its period (1967) just a sketch idea drawn out to a full length film. There is one good visual joke which is done by Roy Castle. Sykes has done much better stuff.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

The slapstick adventures of a plank of wood - The Plank review by Karrie

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If you like slapstick, this is so funny. The trouble caused by one plank of wood is sometimes foreseeable, sometimes a surprise. It is ridiculous and daft. There is barely a script - very little dialogue at all. It's like a cartoon, only acted.

If you don't like slapstick, it's still worth trying. I live in a house with slapstick lovers and I think slapstick's a waste of time, but I still loved The Plank.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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