School for Scoundrels (1960)

School for Scoundrels (1960), directed by Robert Hamer and Cyril Frankel.

Another entry in the genre of mild and inoffensive British comedies that were popular in the decades after WW2. Eccentric characters muddling through. Very silly.

Dapper Ian Carmichael is interested in pretty Janette Scott but is frustrated at every turn by smooth operator Terry-Thomas. Our hero attends Alistair Sim's school for cads and learns the techniques of one-upmanship and seduction. It all works well, but you need something more than tricks to win the lady.

We have skits on fancy restaurants and car dealers, and lots of tennis.

There were two directors because one was always drunk.