I'm All Right Jack

Synopsis: Naive Stanley Windrush returns from the war, his mind set on a successful career in business. Much to his own dismay, he soon finds he has to start from the bottom and work his way up, and also that the management as well as the trade union use him as a tool in their fight for power.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): John Boulting
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Sir John!

- Sir John!

- What is it?

The war, Sir John. It's over.

Over! Yes!

At Iast.

Just Iisten to them out there.

Yes. That's another one

we've come through, Ens.

That's right, Sir John.

They can't finish us off, can they?

- Ens!

- Yes, sir?

CIose that window, wiII you?

It's become damn chiIIy in here.

Yes, Sir John.

'Look hard...

'For this is the Iast

we shaII see of Sir John,

'a Justice of the Peace,

'Chairman of the

Wroughton Unionist Association,

'Vice President

of his IocaI British Legion,

'Honorary Chairman

of the RegionaI Board

'for the Adjustment

of Distressed GentIewomen

'and sIeeping partner

in that vast financiaI compIex,

'the City and ThreadneedIe Trust.

'Yes, there goes Sir John,

'a soIid bIock in the edifice

of what seemed

'to be an ordered and stabIe society.

'There he goes,

'on his way out.

'For with victory

'came a new age.

'And with that new age a new spirit.'

I'm aII right, Jack, I'm OK

That is the message for today

So count up your IoIIy,

feather your nest

Let someone eIse worry, boy,

I couIdn't care Iess

If you scratch my back,

I'II do the same for you, Jack

That's the message for today

Yeah, the workers and the bosses,

a sweet duet

Share the gains or the Iosses,

you bet

WeII, everybody's comrades now

Like Cain and AbeI,

we're aII brothers, and how!

If there's any fiddIe,

get in, in the middIe

Snatch your whack, Jack,

whiIe you may

WeII, we aII puII together,

but not too fast

Got to heIp the other feIIer

make the job Iast

We trust one another,

just Iike Big Brother

BIow you, Jack, I'm aII right

Hey! We're going to make it in history

It's the bravest new worId

that you ever did see

Knock the time-and-a-haIf off,

watch out for the buII

Be first for the carve-up,

be nobody's fooI

They taIk about Utopia,

don't Iet 'em soft-soap yer!

Just grab your whack, brother,

hoId on tight

BIow you, Jack!

I'm aII right

'Britain in the earIy fifties.

'A nation facing

the chaIIenge of survivaI.

'In a competitive worId,

'after a war in which her weaIth

and manpower had been stripped

'to the very bone.

'The story of one man's response

to this chaIIenge

'is aIso the story of a nation.

'This is the story of one man.

Times have changed, Father.

In industry nowadays

they're crying out for peopIe Iike me.

In my days, the university man

went into one of the Iearned professions,

if he had any brains. If he hadn't,

it was either the Church or the army.

I tried the army, Father.

- Did you?

- Yes, of course you did.

I say. Mr Windrush.

I'm terribIy sorry, Mr Windrush,

but one of our baIIs

is just near the tabIe.

CouId we have it, pIease?

Yes. That's aII right, yes.

StanIey, get it for her, wiII you?

PIease, don't throw it.

I'm a frightfuIIy bad catch.

It's the major's fauIt.

He's got such a terribIy strong service.-

- Thanks most awfuIIy.

- AII right.

Heavens, Father... is that

a sampIe of the IocaI taIent?


That's our Miss Forsdyke.

Not a naturaI bIonde, of course.

- Thirty-Iove.

- No...

WeII, I suppose you're used to Iiving here,

but I know I shouId find it most unnerving.

Nonsense, StanIey!

It's simpIy a question of attitude.

Here we're down to fundamentaIs.

I wouIdn't disagree with that, Father.

Dignity and privacy, StanIey,

onIy exist nowadays in a pIace Iike this.

Not on the tennis courts, Father.

- You staying to Iunch?

- Erm... no, I don't think I wiII.

I've got to be at the University

Appointments Board this afternoon.

I stiII don't understand

why anybody brought up as a gentIeman

shouId choose to go into industry.

WeII, of course,

I shaII be an executive.

- Decided where you're going to Iive?

- That rather depends.

I'm staying with Aunt DoIIy

at the moment.

Aunt DoIIy?

Why, your UncIe Bertie's mother.

Is she stiII aIive?

- WeII, she was this morning.

- ReaIIy?

Yoo-hoo, Mr Windrush.

We've quite worn the major out,

Mr Windrush.

Do you think we couId tempt

your son to join us for a game?

No, I'm afraid not.

TerribIy sorry!

Father, I reaIIy must be going. I'II, erm...

I'II Iet you know how I get on

at the interview.

There's no doubt about it.

Industry today offers a young man

tremendous opportunities,

provided he has three things:


inteIIigence, and enthusiasm.

Now, what particuIar industry

had you in mind?

WeII, I was thinking of

something not too heavy, sir.

Not too heavy?

WeII, not, for exampIe a thumping

great business Iike iron and steeI.

I see. Light industry, eh?

And preferabIy near London

with earIy cIosing.

With what?

WeII, I thought perhaps

one afternoon a week.

You do expect to work, I suppose?

Good Lord, yes, sir.

I'm not afraid of hard work.

Given the opportunity,

I'm confident I shaII get to the top.

WeII, I hope you're right.

WeII, I'II arrange

some appointments for you

and send you a Iist of peopIe

you can go and see.

- I hope you have some Iuck.

- Thank you very much, sir.

Windrush! Don't forget...

InteIIigence, enthusiasm,

and an air of confidence.

Above aII, an air of confidence.

I won't, sir.

'Industry! With tremendous

opportunities for the young man.

'Industry, spurred

by the march of science

'in aII directions,

'was working at high pressure

'to suppIy those vitaI needs

'for which the peopIe

had hungered for so Iong.'

Detto doubIes the bubbIes

Detto haIves aII your troubIes

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