Fingers (George Cole) and his gang of criminals (including Sid James and Bernard Bresslaw) have the reputation for being the most dim-witted crooks London has ever seen. Fingers, however, has a plan -to rob tight-fisted, loose-living millionaire and tax dodger Billy Gordon (Terry-Thomas) of his cash. The incompetent gang meet one failure after another and decide to change tack and kidnap Gordon's beloved daughter.
Pure slapstick, but very enjoyable.
- Too Many Crooks review by George
This is an old film so we wondered whether it would be dated, but it featured many of the really good actors from many films of the period so we took a chance. We were a bit worried at the start of the film when one of the characters trips on the stairs and slides down, a bit like Inspector Clouseau, but we needn't have been concerned as the film got better and better with the exceedingly incompetent crooks getting into more and more trouble. Do try it, you won't be sorry.