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Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937)

 -  Comedy  -  August 1950 (Austria)
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With the help of a relative, a hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster of Buggleskelly. Determined to make his mark, he devises a number of schemes to put Buggleskelly on the railway map, but instead falls foul of a gang of gun runners.

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Complete credited cast:
Will Hay ...
William Porter
Moore Marriott ...
Graham Moffatt ...
Sebastian Smith ...
Mr. Trimbletow
Agnes Lauchlan ...
Mrs. Trimbletow
Percy Walsh ...
Superintendent
Dennis Wyndham ...
Grogan
Dave O'Toole ...
The Postman
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Through the influence of a relative, a hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster the sleepy Irish station of Buggleskelly. Determined to make his mark, he devises a number of schemes to put Buggleskelly on the railway map, but instead falls foul of a gang of gun runners. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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August 1950 (Austria)  »

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(British Acoustic Film Full Range Recording System)

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Trivia

The railway map of Northern Ireland seen is authentic, but the name Buggleskelly has been added to the dot for Lisnaskea station, without deleting the name Lisnaskea. See more »

Goofs

The light bulbs in the bus interior set are standard mains voltage type, way beyond the capacity of a bus to power. See more »

Quotes

Postman: You're wasting your time.
Porter: Well, what are you doing?
Postman: Just watching you wasting your time.
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Connections

Edited into The Lady Vanishes (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, Mr. Porter
(uncredited)
Music by George LeBrunn
Lyrics by Thomas LeBrunn
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24 February 2003 | by (Newcastle England) – See all my reviews

This is quite possibly the greatest British comedy film made. The humour still stands up today and the scenes are as clever as any modern work. Unfortunatly, the film's star Will Hay, has almost been forgotten by the comedy industry and little is spoken about him. This film is a classic example of British comedy and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys and a good laugh and occasional scare. Classic.


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