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April 1934 (UK) See more »
A farce based on Arthur Wing Pinero's play 'The Magistrate' in which the son (John Mills) of a stern... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Will Hay ... Magistrate Brutus Poskett
Iris Hoey ... Agatha Poskett

Angela Baddeley ... Charlotte Verrinder
Claud Allister ... Capt. Horace Vale
George Graves ... Col. Alexander Lukyn

John Mills ... Bobby Poskett
Jane Carr ... Minnie Taylor
Marguerite Allan ... Eve Douglas
H.F. Maltby ... Mr. Bullamy
Laurence Hanray ... Wormington
Syd Crossley ... Wyke
Wally Patch ... Insp. Briggs (as Walter Patch)
Jimmy Godden ... Pat Maloney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bedford ... Himself
Lily Morris ... Herself
Gaston and Andree ... Themselves (uncredited)
Betty Boston ... Herself (uncredited)
Frank Boston ... Himself (uncredited)
Sam Curtis ... Little Tich (uncredited)
G.H. Elliott ... Himself (uncredited)
Hal Gordon ... PC Job (uncredited)
Jimmy Hanley ... Boy with bicycle (uncredited)
Charles Hayes ... (uncredited)
Mike Johnson ... Tramp In Park (uncredited)
Charles Paton ... Shopkeeper With Telephone (uncredited)
John Singer ... Boy (uncredited)
Ian Wilson ... Tom Richardson (uncredited)

Directed by
Thomas Bentley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jack Jordan 
Frank Launder 
Frank Miller 
Arthur Wing Pinero  play "The Magistrate"
Fred Thompson  (as Frederick A. Thompson)

Produced by
Walter C. Mycroft .... producer
Cinematography by
Otto Kanturek 
Film Editing by
Edward B. Jarvis 
Art Direction by
Duncan Sutherland 
Sound Department
Cecil Thornton .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryan Langley .... camera operator (uncredited)
Music Department
Idris Lewis .... musical director

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80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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When Sir John Mills was in kneepants, 28 September 2003
Author: boblipton from New York City

Bright farce played at a good speed is sure to delight those who enjoy the form. The big plus for this movie, though, is the fact that half of it takes place at a music hall, and half a dozen excellent acts fill out the film. This is an early writing credit for Frank Launder and is the movie debut of Will Hay.

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