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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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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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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 »

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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

First irate farmer: [confronting the station master about a cancelled train] I've got a return to Dublin.
Second irate farmer: And I've got a single to Belfast.
Third irate farmer: And what am I going to do with my Cork.
Porter: [Opens his mouth to reply but thinks better of it and says nothing]
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Oh, Mr. Porter
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Music by George LeBrunn
Lyrics by Thomas LeBrunn
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how comedies can be funny and not vulgar
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Will Hay is widely regarded as a comic genius. His looks would never have endeared him to Hollywood, but his timing is immaculate. Oh, Mr Porter! is probably Hay's best film; great characters and a fun story, it gives a wonderful glimpse into how comedies can be built around characterisation and facial gestures rather than vulgarity.

Pure and utter genius, I watched this after Barry Norman included it in his 100 greatest films, and I can see why he loved it so much! The comedy is not like a carry on film - it is far more subtle and observed. The interaction with his two side kicks is spot on, and it is unlikely we will see the like again.


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