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Boys Will Be Boys (1935)

 -  Comedy  -  July 1935 (UK)
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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 »

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Credited cast:
Will Hay ...
Dr. Alec Smart
Gordon Harker ...
Faker Brown
Jimmy Hanley ...
Cyril Brown
Davy Burnaby ...
Col. Crableigh
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Lady Dorking
Claude Dampier ...
Theo P. Finch
Charles Farrell ...
Louis Brown
Percy Walsh ...
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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 based on Dr Smart-Alec, the character created by John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Michael Morton (J.B. Morton, "Beachcomber") Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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In corridor shots the large nameplate on the headmaster's study door reads 'Dr Alex Smart'. On shots of the open door from within the study 'Alexander' is written in full. See more »

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Theo P. Finch: [Finch's hobby is keeping rabbits] You know, I started with Rover and only one other rabbit, and now I have seventeen. Isn't it marvellous?
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Up the Old Narkovians
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Will Hay is hilarious as usual
12 April 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Dr. Alexander Smart (Smart Alec to the boys) gets himself headmastership at a boys' school when he and another man forge a letter of recommendation from his previous boss (throwing out the original letter that says quite the opposite!) While there, he ends up tangled in an elaborate jewel robbery, and is caught between a rock and a hard place when the thief lets him know that he still has the original letter, which he will show to the heads if Alex should mess up their plans.


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