Monday, March 21, 2016

School for Scoundrels

A perpetual loser discovers a school specializing in "lifesmanship" and, after enrolling, finds himself being learned in the art of sabotage, seduction and one upsmanship. The Elstree Studio's production of Robert Hamer's School for Scoundrels is a very British and often funny film which doesn't know when to leave good enough alone with many gags dragged out too long. As for the cast, Ian Carmichael is amiable, Jeanette Scott is gorgeous, and Terry-Thomas and Alastair Sim are hysterical.
** 1/2 out of ****