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Writers:
William Beaudine (adaptation)
Clifford Grey (adaptation)
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Release Date:
March 1935 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
A church vicar tries to come up with 1,000 pounds to fix the church's crooked steeple. After a variety... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Will Hay ... Vicar the Rev. Richard Jedd
Nancy Burne ... Pamela Jedd

Esmond Knight ... Tony Mardon
Davy Burnaby ... Sir William Mardon
Mignon O'Doherty ... Georgiana Jedd
Syd Crossley ... Wilkins
Robert Nainby ... Bale
John Singer ... Freddie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonia Brough ... Mrs. Hannah Topping (uncredited)
O.B. Clarence ... Council Member (uncredited)
Jimmy Godden ... Creecher (uncredited)
Hal Gordon ... Mullins (uncredited)
Kathleen Harrison ... Jane (the Maid) (uncredited)
Mike Johnson ... Council Member (uncredited)
Moore Marriott ... Stableboy (uncredited)
Prince Monolulu ... Racing Tipster (uncredited)
Wally Patch ... Police Constable Topping (uncredited)
Eric Pavitt ... Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
William Beaudine 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Beaudine  adaptation, scenario and dialogue
Clifford Grey  adaptation, scenario and dialogue
Will Hay  adaptation, scenario and dialogue
Frank Miller  adaptation, scenario and dialogue
Arthur Wing Pinero  play (as Sir Arthur Pinero)

Produced by
Walter C. Mycroft .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Jack Parker 
 
Art Direction by
Duncan Sutherland  (as D. MacDonald Sutherland)
 
Sound Department
S. Attkins .... supervising sound engineer
 
Editorial Department
A.C. Hammond .... supervising editor
 
Other crew
E.M. Smedley-Aston .... runner (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
70 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Ambiphone Sound System)
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Early Work, 27 November 2006
Author: zeppo-2 from United Kingdom

Will Hay is a somewhat forgotten British comedy star whose best work was done in the days of black & white films. Some of them are classics of their type like 'Oh, Mr Porter' and 'The goose steps out,' as well as others. Hay was a bit like W.C.Fields in that he had his own unique style and his quirky eccentric quintessential English characters don't always transpose to a international audience.

The world of very parochial British garden fêtes, church meetings, village steeple funds,bent horse races and touts, are hard to translate. This very creaky studio bound production only hints at the promise of Hay's later far better work. Not helped by the main emphasis for the humour is on the deafness of one of the villagers and the confusion this causes. There are one or two amusing moments but by and large, this is turgid stuff, even at the short running time of 70 minutes.

This is really a work in progress, as Hay begins to define the slightly dodgy schoolmaster/professor character that came alive in his later films. Where he was greatly supported by his two sidekicks, Albert and Harbottle, both sadly missing here, although the latter makes a fleeting appearance as a stable hand.

One for the completists and those with an interest in Hay's early career.

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