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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:
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Magnificent Memory Of Music Hall, 14 January 2012
Author: malcolmgsw from london

This film is so great on many levels.First there is Will Hay in what one might call a straight part.Then there is John Mills as a juvenile lead,and most of all we have the music hall turns.All of them getting on towards the end of their respective careers.So there couldn't have been a better time for their acts to be recorded for posterity.The strangest of all is the act of G H Elliott.I cant repeat the name of his act.However his most famous number is Lilly of Laguna.After he has been through the first chorus he looks in the camera and asks the cinema audience to join him.He cocks his ear,is dissatisfied with what he is "hearing" so exhorts the audience to greater volume.This is repeated till he says that he is satisfied.I wonder what they made of that in the cinema at the time.If you like musical hall then you must see this film.

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