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    Can anyone identify a comedian/actor for me?



    In 'The Wrong Arm of the Law' a petty-criminal is aprehended red-handed and puts up an

    unexpected fight with the police, because he thinks they are the IPO (impersonating police officers) gang.



    When questioned by 'Nosey' Parker (Lionel Jeffries) he gets very confused

    and bursts into tears - it is a priceless moment in an immensly funny film.



    Who is he - no official credit, but I recal him from TV in the 60s

    I keep thinking it's Joe E.Davis - the name may be simililar, but I just

    can't get it.



    Any ideas?



    Al Gleason

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    It's wasn't Mario Fabrizzi was it? I believe he was of the Italian nobility, but I could be wrong!

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    Something just went whizzing over my head then!!

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    He was in 20 films and was quite unmistakable in visage. Don't have any piccies though!

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    Mario Fabrizi isn't the guy the original poster is thinking of. In the film Fabrizi is a driver of a laundry van that Peter Sellers' character, Nosey Parker and the German welder open by accident before the real target comes along.

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    You are dead right Holland. The only one I can think of who breaks down and cries is Bernard Cribbins.



    Of course this will give me an excuse to watch the film again - not that I need n excuse!!

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    Here are some screen caps that ought to help us track the identity of this fellow down.

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    He was dustman (garbage man for our US cousins) in Heavens Above, and there's mention of him there either!!!

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    He's the one on the rigt; breaks down in the Police Station.



    Was his character Snitch or maybe Snatch?

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    Originally posted by filmusicuk@Aug 31 2005, 01:58 AM

    Can anyone identify a comedian/actor for me?



    In 'The Wrong Arm of the Law' a petty-criminal is aprehended red-handed and puts up an

    unexpected fight with the police, because he thinks they are the IPO (impersonating police officers) gang.



    When questioned by 'Nosey' Parker (Lionel Jeffries) he gets very confused

    and bursts into tears - it is a priceless moment in an immensly funny film.



    Who is he - no official credit, but I recal him from TV in the 60s

    I keep thinking it's Joe E.Davis - the name may be simililar, but I just

    can't get it.



    Any ideas?



    Al Gleason
    It's Joe Gibbons - just seen him in a 'Scotland Yard' film of 1958, courtesy of Mysteries of Edgar Wallace - cheers mysteries.

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    Of course it is - brilliant! thanks!



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    No sweat, filmusicuk.

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