An hilarious slapstick comedy, Too Many Crooks features an inept gang of four would-be criminals who manage to botch every job they plan. After a few dismal failures they try to rob the wealthy, philandering Billy Gordon (Terry-Thomas) and fail again. Unwilling to let go of a good resource when they see it, the gang decides to kidnap his daughter, drug her, put her in a coffin in a hearse, and take off to their safe hideaway in a mad, mad dash. The plan amazingly succeeds except for one minor detail — they have kidnapped the tycoon’s wife, and he could not be happier. The offended spouse sees red at her philandering husband’s attitude and sets the stage for revenge.
George Cole, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Bresslaw, Sidney James
1958, B&W, 85 minutes