Watch Down Among The Z Men
- 1 hr 8 min
Down Among The Z Men is a 1952 British comedy movie directed by Maclean Rogers, starring Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine, and Spike Milligan. The plot of the film revolves around a group of Army recruits who are tasked with locating and retrieving a valuable antique "The Sagrada Familia" from a deserted factory. The film opens with the introduction of the main characters, Private "Parky" Parkin (Harry Secombe), Private "Popeye" Popplewell (Michael Bentine), and Private "Nobby" Clark (Spike Milligan) who are a part of a new batch of recruits in the British Army. The three of them are seen struggling with the Army's training program and are frequently reprimanded by Sergeant Major "Tiger" Bloomer (Peter Sellers) for their lack of discipline and competency.
The plot then takes a twist when Parky receives a letter from his uncle informing him of a valuable antique that has gone missing from the family's possession after a robbery. The antique is rumored to be located in a deserted factory in the area where the Army recruits are stationed. In order to recover the valuable artifact, Parky and his friends hatch a plan to retrieve it by pretending to be members of the Army's elite Special Reconnaissance Unit.
Things quickly go awry as the trio follows their plan to infiltrate the factory and recover the antique. Their antics result in a series of comical mishaps and misadventures, as they encounter various obstacles on their mission. They run into the factory's eccentric owner, a group of rival thieves, and even Sgt. Major Bloomer, who discovers their plan and attempts to put an end to their scheme.
Throughout the film, the three soldiers are seen utilizing their unique skills and quirks to navigate their way through the challenges they face. Parky, with his incredible vocals, leads the group with his singing and helps them blend in with the members of the fake Special Reconnaissance Unit. Popeye uses his skills in explosives and gadgets to help the team gain entry into the factory, and Nobby provides much-needed comic relief with his wit and humor.
The film also features a number of comedic performances by various notable British comedians of the time such as Peter Sellers and Alfred Marks, who play supporting roles in the movie.
The movie Down Among The Z Men is a lighthearted and entertaining adventure that showcases the comedic talents of its main stars. The film's humor is in line with the era it was made and delivers a good time through silly situations, unexpected twists, and witty dialogue. Overall, it is a fun-filled and enjoyable romp that is sure to please fans of classic British comedy.
Down Among The Z Men is a 1952 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 8 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.3.