The Bespoke Overcoat

The Bespoke Overcoat (1955)

  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 1955-11-01
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 16 ratings
  • Runtime: 0h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Remus
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Jack Clayton
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Fender is a lowly clerk in the warehouse of clothing manufacturers Ranting and Co. His one ambition is to have an overcoat of his own. Refused one by the cold hearted Ranting he asks a tailor friend, Morry, to make him one instead, but dies of cold before he can take delivery of it. Unwilling to give up his only desire even in death, he returns as a ghost to persuade Morry to steal him the overcoat he so coveted in life.

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  • David Kossoff

    as Morry
  • Alfie Bass

    as Fender
  • Alan Tilvern

    as Mr. Ranting
  • Alf Dean

    as Gravedigger
  • Howard Goorney

    as Rabbi
Sound Georges Auric Music
Sound Peter Birch Sound Recordist
Art Anthony Masters Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up George Frost Makeup Artist
Directing Jack Clayton Director
Production Jack Clayton Producer
Writing Wolf Mankowitz Screenplay
Camera Wolfgang Suschitzky Director of Photography
Writing Nikolai Gogol Story
Editing Stan Hawkes Editor
Directing Buddy Booth Assistant Director
Camera Ron Robson Camera Operator
Production Robert Sterne Production Manager