A couple of out of work songwriters try to persuade a wealthy stockbroker to back them. But he turns out to be broke as they are. A series of mistaken identities, misunderstandings and ... See full summary »

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Stanley Lupino ...
Tom Denham
Sally Gray ...
Sally Gray
Roddy Hughes ...
Dick Dirk
Wyn Weaver ...
Mr. Carter
Marjorie Chard ...
Mrs. Carter
Ernest Sefton ...
Tom Page
Gerald Barry ...
John Harman
Kenneth Kove ...
Wilfrid Harman
Doris Rogers ...
Mrs. Pearce
Arthur Rigby ...
Bill Rachett (as Arthur Rigby Jr.)
Syd Crossley ...
Café Proprietor
Arty Ash ...
Head Porter
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A couple of out of work songwriters try to persuade a wealthy stockbroker to back them. But he turns out to be broke as they are. A series of mistaken identities, misunderstandings and general confusion as our heroes attempt to make a living as songwriters in 1930s Britain. Well paced acting with some quite amusing lines, together with some reasonably good song and dance make this amusing Ealing Studio production worth a viewing.

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1 June 1936 (UK)  »

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Cheer Up
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Music by Noel Gay
Lyrics by Desmond Carter
Performed by Roddy Hughes and Stanley Lupino
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A forgotten gem
9 May 2005 | by (london) – See all my reviews

It is a sad fact that whilst many Hollywood stars and films of the thirties are still vividly recalled and their memories cherished their English counterparts languish in the vaults.This is one such.Stanley Lupino is probably only remembered as the father of Ida.However he was as they say a star of stage screen and radio.This is a truly delightful film which is as bright and entertaining as the time that it was released.The musical numbers are very catchy and well staged.It all moves along at a fair pace and is over all too soon.It was shown on Channel 4 about 15 years ago when i managed to catch it,so i suppose that i am one of the few people to have seen it.If you do get the chance watch it and you will see what i mean.


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