Lucky Jim

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Lucky Jim ★★½ 1958

A junior lecturer in history at a small university tries to get himself in good graces with the head of his department, but is doomed from the start by doing the wrong things at the worst possible times. Minus the social satire of the Kingsley Amis novel on which it was based; what's left is a cheerful comedy. 91m/B VHS . GB Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Hugh Griffith, Sharon Acker, Jean Anderson, Maureen Connell, Clive Morton, John Welsh, Reginald Beckwith, Kenneth Griffith, Jeremy Hawk, Harry Fowler; D: John Boulting, Roy Boulting; W: Jeffrey Dell, Patrick Campbell; C: Mutz Greenbaum; M: John Addison.