On the Fiddle
On the cusp of international fame, Sean Connery took a lead role in this star-studded film adaptation of R.F. Delderfield’s story of a couple of lovable service dodgers who become accidental heroes. On the Fiddle is featured here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Tricked into joining the RAF by a wily judge, wide boy Horace Pope sets his sights on the main chance, teams with slow-witted, good-hearted gypsy Pedlar Pascoe, and works up a lucrative racket in conning both his colleagues and the RAF. By means of various devious schemes Pope and Pascoe manage to avoid the front lines until they are sent to France – where they find themselves making unexpected and uncomfortably close contact with the enemy…
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“On the Fiddle… is definitely worth seeking out. It contains many of the standard ingredients for a British classic, working class heroes up to no good, gentle ribbing of the establishment and a good old British cheeky feeling to the whole thing. Many of the cast are rightly seen as masters of comedy acting and this movie is a great chance to see a handful of them giving their all.” – Jason Cook, The Spinning Image