And the Same to You

Synopsis: Stuck with the name "Dickie Dreadnought," Rix feels he has no choice but to pursue a career as a boxer. To mollify his uncle, Rix pretends to be the soul of religiosity, while his tough-talking manager William Hartnell poses as a Man of the Cloth.
Genre: Comedy
70 min

Julia, look, I can fly!

l can fly!

Come on, let's fly away.

Coming? Come on, wake up.

l can fly.

l've learnt how to do it.

You wave your arms like this, up

and down, not down and up.

Look. I'm flying out of the window.

Julia, look.

What about me?

Why don't you take me along?

What's the matter?

The matter? You can't fly with me

ever again.

Hey, are you mad?

We never have fun any more, you're

always going off with others.

Of course! Let me know if I'm

boring you and l'll go.

Quiet over there!

Stop that crap.

Fly out of the window, go on.

l will!

Go on, frog prince!

A problem a day, that's what you

need. Makes me sick!

Then be sick!

ls it all over?

lt's all over ...

l've had enough of

your bad moods.

l'm not n a bad mood!

Don't go! didn't hurt, anyway.

Don't go, please!

- don't go, please.

- Leave me alone.

lt didn't hurt, really.

Don't go! You're mean.

Don't leave me alone!

Leave me alone!


Filthy swine!

Get lost, you bloody Swiss!

K ss my ass!

The same to you


Stand st ll, okay?

l'll come alone.

-- Who? --

Are you one of the "Friendly Duo"?

I'm calling about your ad.

Oh, l see!

What do you play?

l play the saxophone, but ...

Sucking, eh?

My friend plays the guitar, but

it's not easy at the moment.

He's not here, l'm alone.

lf you blow nicely, l'm sure we'll

be only two ....


Give me your telephone number,

we'll ring you back.

When do you want us to perform?

How old are you?

E ghteen.

What do you look like?

Look like? Perfectly normal.

How about playing me a little


Got it?

Hey, that's my place.

Llsten. I've been playing here every

day for the past three weeks.

Al the worse for you, tlny.

Get lostI Understand?

You'd better chop lt up for flrewood.


- Yes firewood.

- Firewood?

D'you think your tootling is any better?

Calm down, pack it.

lf l'm not paying, you're not.

What else can you do,

apart from playing the guitar badly?

Very funny!

l wasn't polte enough to be a

sales gir. l was a keeper at the zoo

untll the beasts became neurotlc.

No chance as a model wlth short legs

and a potato nose.

l wanted to be a bank cerk

but they wouldn't have me.

- My legs are much shorter.

- Stop it will you?

Haven't you earned anything?

- Oh, yes.

- What?

Head. Surgeon.

Smoke. Oh, thinking.

Romanticising. A romantic. Dreamer

-- Egg. --

The world. Thinking about the world.

Philosopher, eh!



- l went to college.

- You did?

- Gave it up.

- Why?

- don't tell anyone.

Why not?

- My parents don't know.

Why did you give it up?

Tell me

l wanted to be an actor.

Come, unsavoury guide, ... run on

the dashlng rocks

thy sea-sick weary bark.

Here's to my love!

O true apothecary!

Thy drugs are quick.

Thus ... with a kiss ... I ... die.

You know what? l#l cal you Romeo.

What's your name?

Lucky l caught you. Are you free


lt's ike thls. Hod on.

No, l want it tonlght.

lt's my parents# weddlng anniversary

today and l forgot the music.

l can't do without music.

Then I saw your ad.

Friendly Duo, music and sketches for

every occasion, Beethoven to Tango.

Just what I need. Are you free?

Well, actually ...

You wll receive a suitable fee,

l am not paltry.

Shal we say 500 marks, expenses

lncluded? Would that suit you?

Oh, yes.

Flne. Wadstrasse 1 2A.

Evening dress, of course.

Any questions?

Right, 7 o'clock sharp.

l hope l can rely on you.

Don't forget your instruments.


Thank God!

Good evening. Er, good day.

Oh, well, never mind.

Can l help you?

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John Paddy Carstairs

John Paddy Carstairs (born John Keys, 11 May 1910 in London – 12 December 1970 in London) was a prolific British film director (1933–62) and television director (1962–64), usually of light-hearted subject matter. He was also a comic novelist and painter. more…

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