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Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937)

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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3 January 1938 (UK)  »

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Trivia

The railway going through Buggleskelly was actually the old Basingstoke to Alton line in Hampshire which closed in 1932. 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

Signalman: [wanting to know if he can let a train through] Can I stick me signals up?
William Porter: Yes, if it'll give you any pleasure.
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Referenced in The Brides of Dracula (1960) See more »

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Oh, Mr. Porter
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Music by George LeBrunn
Lyrics by Thomas LeBrunn
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One of the best comedies made
18 January 2004 | by (Banbury Oxfordshire) – See all my reviews

This film is one the funniest and best films ever made. It is unique in its timeless appeal and does this without resorting to violence or bad language. It is the best film that the late great Will Hay made and should be viewed by everyone.


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