The Birthday Present

The Birthday Present (1957)

Returning from a business trip, toy salesman Simon Scott is caught attempting to smuggle a wristwatch bought for his wife's birthday through Customs. He is arrested and, due to a bungled defence by his solicitor, obliged to serve a three-month prison sentence. It is only the beginning of his woes; his employer, Colonel Wilson, is understanding, but he is ultimately forced to sack Simon, who discovers that finding another job under such circumstances is extremely difficult. But Colonel Wilson is determined to help his former employee find a solution.

  • Jack Whittingham
  • Pat Jackson
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  • Release Date: 1957-10-31
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 100

Tony Britton

Simon Scott

Sylvia Syms

Jean Scott

Jack Watling

Bill Thompson

Walter Fitzgerald

Sir John Dell

Geoffrey Keen

Colonel Wilson

John Welsh

Chief Customs Officer

Ian Bannen

Junior Customs Officer

Lockwood West

Mr. Barraclough

Harry Fowler


Frederick Piper

Careers Officer

Cyril Luckham


Thorley Walters


Ernest Clark


Malcolm Keen


David Hutcheson

Ex-R.A.F. Type (uncredited)

Howard Lang

Cellblock Officer (uncredited)

Richard Leech

Hawkins (uncredited)

Ralph Michael

Crowther (uncredited)
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