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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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Cast

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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The 'driver's cab view' along the track at the beginning of the film was actually filmed by hanging a camera out of the end of the train, then showing the resulting footage backwards: this is why the train appears to be engaging in 'wrong-track' running throughout this section! See more »

Goofs

When Harbottle moves the engine off its whistle is heard, but neither he nor Porter pull the whistle cord. See more »

Quotes

William Porter: Well, I can't give you the exact number at the moment.
William Porter: [pauses to think] But in rough figures I would say quite a lot.
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Connections

Referenced in Sleepy Hollow (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, Mr. Porter
(uncredited)
Music by George LeBrunn
Lyrics by Thomas LeBrunn
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Train trivia
6 April 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This is a bit of trivia for the benefit of all train spotters out there. Presumably as a result of the film being made on Southern Railway, several miles to the north of Southampton, the credits incorporate a few unacknowledged shots of Southampton. Most obviously, the station that's shown on emerging from a tunnel is the old Southampton West station, now Southampton Central, in the form it took before Hermann Goering radically reshaped it. Perhaps the shots were intended as part of the final reel. If so, they count as outtakes, recycled in the credits.

Say something about the film, must I? Well, of course, it's sheer genius. Surely that doesn't need saying. I can't wait for the day that Quentin Tarantino discovers it.


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