Little Big Shot (1952 film)

Little Big Shot is a 1952 British, Technicolor, comedy and crime film, directed by Jack Raymond and starring Ronald Shiner as Henry Harkwood.[3] It was produced by Henry Halsted and Byron Film.[4]

Little Big Shot
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Directed byJack Raymond
Produced byHenry Halstead
Written byJohn Paddy Carstairs
Based onthe play Little Big Shot by Janet Allan[1]
StarringRonald Shiner
Marie Löhr
Derek Farr
Music byTony Lowry
CinematographyJames Wilson
Edited byHelen Wiggins
Henry Halstead Productions (as Byron)
Distributed byAssociated British-Pathé (UK)
Release date
Running time
89 minutes[2]
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summaryEdit

This crime comedy shows the bumbling son of a recently deceased crime boss, who does his best to follow in his father's footsteps, but to little avail. In the end, he accidentally switches sides and helps to bring in the crooks. It is a remake of the 1936 film Where There's A Will.


Critical receptionEdit

Sky Movies noted, "another reminder of how much the world of British comedy has missed the abrasive cockney wit of Ronald Shiner. Here he plays the soft-hearted son of a famous crook who tries to emulate his father. Alas, he's too nice to be a criminal, and the gang only keep him out of respect for his old man. Digby Wolfe, once a familiar television face on panel games and reviews, and later creator of Laugh-In, scores as an impecunious journalist ever on the look-out for a scoop." [5]


  1. ^ "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film".
  2. ^ "LITTLE BIG SHOT - British Board of Film Classification".
  3. ^ "Little Big Shot (1952)". BFI.
  4. ^ "Byron Film". BFI.
  5. ^ "Little Big Shot". Find and Watch.

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