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Oh, Mr Porter!

  • Comedy
  • 1937
  • Marcel Varnel
  • 80 mins
  • U

Summary

Comedy starring Will Hay. The blustering, incompetent William Porter is posted out of harm's way to the antiquated and remote railway station of Buggleskelly in Northern Ireland. But before long he is causing chaos.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

With a plot pilfered from The Ghost Train, this is easily the funniest film Will Hay made with his willing stooges Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt. As the incompetent master of a tumbledown Irish railway station, Hay is at his blustering best, whether trying to bring the facilities into the 20th century or curtailing the scrounging schemes of his staff. In addition to the endlessly inventive comic quips, there is also plenty of action, as the trio takes on a gang of gunrunners, with the confrontation in the windmill and the final chase (starring Gladstone the steam engine) particularly entertaining.

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Credits

Cast

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William PorterWill Hay
Jeremiah HarbottleMoore Marriott
Albert BrownGraham Moffatt
Charles TrimbletowSebastian Smith
Mrs TrimbletowAgnes Lauchlan
SuperintendentPercy Walsh
GroganDennis Wyndham
PostmanDave O'Toole

Crew

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DirectorMarcel Varnel

Details

Theatrical distributor
General Film Dist Ltd
Released on
1938-01-03
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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