STUDIOCANAL are have announced the latest edition to their prestigious
Vintage Classics Collection - the comedy crime caper THE WRONG ARM OF THE
LAW starring the legendary Peter Sellers. Also starring
Lionel Jeffries, Bernard Cribbins, Nanette Newman, John Le Mesurier, Davy
Kaye, Irene Brown and Arthur Mullard, THE WRONG ARM OF THE LAW has been
fully restored, and is available on Blu-ray & Digital for the first
time from 2nd May 2022 and is
the is the latest addition to the
Directed by Cliff Owen and scripted by the incomparable British comedy
writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson (Hancock’s Half Hour, Steptoe and Son) with John Antrobus, THE WRONG ARM OF THE LAW
brings together a Who’s Who of familiar faces from British film and
television of the 60s and 70s.
In London, a group of Australian gangsters disguised as “Bobbies”, led by
Jack Coombes (Bill Kerr), are diverting the ill-gotten gains of the local
criminal gangs. Gang leader "Pearly" Gates (Sellers), who operates from the
cover of a French couturier, finds his takings severely cut. Initially he
blames rival crook "Nervous" O'Toole (Bernard Cribbins) but when it emerges
that they are both being scammed by the same gang, they form an unlikely
alliance with Scotland Yard Police Inspector - Lionel Jeffries' "Nosey"
Parker - to eliminate the so-called "I.P.O. mob" (I.P.O. - Impersonating a
Police Officer) and return things to “normal”.
Nanette Newman provides the love interest, John Le Mesurier plays a senior
policeman, and a young Michael Caine has a small and uncredited role as a
Blu-Ray/Digital 94 mins