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Hey! Hey! USA (1938)

 -  Comedy  -  October 1938 (UK)
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Dr Twist has to pose on a liner as a famous professor and is asked to tutor Bernie, the son of a millionaire. To avoid awkward US immigration questions, Twist enlists the help of a gangster... See full summary »

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Will Hay ...
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David Burns ...
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Edmon Ryan ...
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Fred Duprez ...
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Dr Twist has to pose on a liner as a famous professor and is asked to tutor Bernie, the son of a millionaire. To avoid awkward US immigration questions, Twist enlists the help of a gangster to smuggle him into the country. But two rival gangs plan to kidnap Bernie - and Twist becomes, er, twisted up! Written by Anonymous

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The ship featured in this film is the trans-Atlantic liner 'Britannic'. Entering service in 1930, and making her final voyage from New York in 1960, she was the last ship to carry the colours of the White Star Line - the company which owned the 'Titanic'. See more »

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Fair but rather tiresome
17 October 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I generally love Will Hay but this has to be the most trying of his movies - though it has its moments, it's a bit overlong in general and plays on too few jokes. Will is Benjamin Twist (again!) and is a ship porter who ends up a passenger when the passenger he is tending, a runaway crook, drugs him and swaps places with Twist. Twist doesn't awake until he's far at sea, past the point of no return. He joins up with another stowaway and both end up getting off the ship with a herd of cows (their fake cow suit is actually pretty impressive) before they are caught.

In the US, Twist ends up tutor to a disgusting little twerp of a child, while his friend ends up in the ring that kidnaps said child - only neither knows the other's profession.

In the end, you can't help feeling that the parents would have been better off letting the criminals keep the child ;)


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