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1. Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937)

85 min | Comedy

7.7
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With the help of a relative, a hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster of Buggleskelly. Determined to make his mark, he devises a number of schemes to put Buggleskelly on the railway map, but instead falls foul of a gang of gun runners.

Writers: Frank Launder, J.O.C. Orton, Val Guest, Marriott Edgar | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Sebastian Smith

Votes: 1,104

2. Ask a Policeman (1939)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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The mirthful adventures of Police-Sergeant Samuel Dudfoot and his two constables, Albert Brown and Jeremiah Harbottle, who stage a fabricated crime-wave to save their jobs---and then find themselves involved in the real thing.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Marriott Edgar, Val Guest | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott, Glennis Lorimer

Votes: 495

3. Convict 99 (1938)

91 min | Comedy

7.1
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A disgraced school master, Benjamin Twist, is mistaken for a tough prison governor and assigned the charge of a prison for particularly hardened criminals. Believing he is being sent to a ... See full summary »

Writers: Cyril Campion, Ralph Smart, Jack Davis Jr., Val Guest, Marriott Edgar | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Googie Withers

Votes: 252

4. The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)

82 min | Comedy

7.2
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Will Hay, back in his role as a hapless teacher, is hired by a grim school in remotest Scotland. The school soon starts to be haunted by a legendary ghost, whose spectral bagpipes signal ... See full summary »

Writers: Angus MacPhail, John Dighton | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley

Votes: 238

5. Good Morning, Boys (1937)

79 min | Comedy

7.1
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A schoolteacher and his pupils visit Paris where they outwit a gang of crooks.

Writers: Leslie Arliss, Marriott Edgar, Val Guest, Anthony Kimmins | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Martita Hunt, Peter Gawthorne, Graham Moffatt

Votes: 229

6. Boys Will Be Boys (1935)

80 min | Comedy

6.9
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Will Hay is a teacher in a prison, who applies for the Headship of Narkover, a public school. This is the first screen appearance of Hay in his (to be ) famous schoolmaster role, in a story... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Edmunds, Will Hay, J.B. Morton | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Will Hay, Gordon Harker, Jimmy Hanley, Davy Burnaby

Votes: 223

7. My Learned Friend (1943)

74 min | Comedy

7.5
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An insane murderer is on the loose, and gunning for the men who put him away. Will Hay is on the list, and co-opts Claude Hulbert to try and stop him from meeting a grisly end. This black ... See full summary »

Writers: John Dighton, Angus MacPhail | Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Mervyn Johns, Laurence Hanray

Votes: 220

8. Windbag the Sailor (1936)

87 min | Comedy

6.9
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Will Hay plays a bragging sea captain whose maritime experience actually extends to navigating a coal barge down inland waterways. His tall tales catch him out when he is co-erced into ... See full summary »

Writers: Leslie Arliss, Stafford Dickens, Marriott Edgar, Will Hay, Robert Stevenson | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Norma Varden

Votes: 202

9. Where's That Fire? (1940)

73 min | Comedy

7.5
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A hapless fire crew are given the ultimatum: put out a fire successfully or else be sacked. They fail miserably, and their ancient fire engine is stolen by criminals attempting to steal the... See full summary »

Writers: Marriott Edgar, Val Guest, J.O.C. Orton | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Peter Gawthorne

Votes: 197

10. The Goose Steps Out (1942)

79 min | Comedy

7.0
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A bumbling teacher (Will Hay) conveniently turns out to be the double of a German general. In the true spirit of wartime propoganda high jinks, he is flown into Germany to impersonate the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Dighton, Reg Groves, Angus MacPhail, Bernard Miles | Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Frank Pettingell, Julien Mitchell, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 173

11. The Black Sheep of Whitehall (1942)

80 min | Comedy

7.0
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Will Hay plays a Professor teaching at a correspondence school who discovers that a Nazi agent is trying to prevent a trade treaty being signed between England and South America. The agent ... See full summary »

Writers: John Dighton, Angus MacPhail | Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, John Mills, Basil Sydney, Henry Hewitt

Votes: 150

12. Where There's a Will (1936)

80 min | Comedy

6.7
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An incompetent solicitor unwittingly becomes party to a bank robbery.

Writers: Leslie Arliss, Sidney Gilliat, Will Hay, Robert Edmunds, William Beaudine | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, H.F. Maltby, Norma Varden

Votes: 144

13. Old Bones of the River (1938)

90 min | Comedy

6.7
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In this British comedy, a professor travels up river in Africa to open schools. But his new pupils are not receptive and when the commander of the local base succumbs to malaria, he takes ... See full summary »

Writers: Marriott Edgar, Val Guest, J.O.C. Orton, Edgar Wallace | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Robert Adams

Votes: 141

14. Hey! Hey! USA (1938)

88 min | Comedy

5.8
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Dr Twist has to pose on a liner as a famous professor and is asked to tutor Bernie, the son of a millionaire. To avoid awkward US immigration questions, Twist enlists the help of a gangster... See full summary »

Writers: Marriott Edgar, Val Guest, J.O.C. Orton, Jack Swain | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Edgar Kennedy, David Burns, Edmon Ryan

Votes: 126

15. The Big Blockade (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, War

5.5
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Wartime propaganda piece reporting on the success of the economic blockade of Germany in the early years of the war.

Writers: Angus MacPhail, Frank Owen | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Will Hay, Bernard Miles, John Stuart, David Evans

Votes: 95

16. Those Were the Days (1934)

80 min | Comedy

6.3
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A farce based on Arthur Wing Pinero's play 'The Magistrate' in which the son (John Mills) of a stern magistrate (Will Hay) visits a music hall against the wishes of his father. In true ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Jordan, Frank Launder, Frank Miller, Arthur Wing Pinero, Fred Thompson | Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: Will Hay, Iris Hoey, Angela Baddeley, Claud Allister

Votes: 51

17. Radio Parade of 1935 (1934)

96 min | Musical

6.7
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Writers: James Bunting, Jack Davis Jr., Paul Perez, Reginald Purdell, John Watt | Director: Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Will Hay, Helen Chandler, Clifford Mollison, Davy Burnaby

Votes: 49

18. Dandy Dick (1935)

70 min | Comedy

5.9
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A church vicar tries to come up with 1,000 pounds to fix the church's crooked steeple. After a variety of schemes fails to raise the required amount of money, he decides to bet what little ... See full summary »

Writers: William Beaudine, Clifford Grey, Will Hay, Frank Miller, Arthur Wing Pinero | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Will Hay, Nancy Burne, Esmond Knight, Davy Burnaby

Votes: 45

19. Go to Blazes (1942)

9 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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Ministry of Information-sponsored comedy short showing wartime audiences how to deal with the threat of incendiary bombs

Writers: Angus MacPhail, Diana Morgan | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Will Hay, Thora Hird, Muriel George

Votes: 34

20. Know Your Apples (1933)

Short, Comedy

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Star: Will Hay