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Ask a Policeman

Ask a Policeman

Marcel Varnel (1938)

74min
U Certificate
Mon 12 Dec 2pm - 3:45pm London Live
B&W
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Review

Our Score
Will Hay had a thing about spooky crooks. Just as the villains in Oh, Mr Porter! exploited a local legend to keep snoopers at bay, so the smugglers in this corking comedy play on the myth of the headless horseman to go about their business undisturbed. The setting is a sleepy coastal berg where the police station is in danger of being closed down because Sergeant Dudfoot (Hay) claims there is no crime. Naturally, he and his accomplices (Graham Moffat and Moore Marriott) are on the fiddle. Marcel Varnel directs with brio.

Summary

Three workshy bobbies in a peaceful coastal village try to prevent themselves being thrown out of work by faking a crime so they can solve it - only to encounter real smugglers. Comedy, starring Will Hay, Graham Moffatt and Moore Marriott.

Cast & Crew

Sgt Dudfoot Will Hay
Albert Graham Moffatt
Harbottle Moore Marriott
Emily Glennis Lorimer
Chief Constable Peter Gawthorne
Squire Charles Oliver
Coastguard Herbert Lomas
Motorist Pat Aherne
Director Marcel Varnel
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy

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