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Release Date:
October 1938 (UK) See more »
Dr Twist has to pose on a liner as a famous professor and is asked to tutor Bernie, the son of a millionaire... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Will Hay ... Dr. Benjamin Twist
Edgar Kennedy ... Bugs Leary
David Burns ... Tony Ricardo
Edmon Ryan ... Ace Marco
Fred Duprez ... Cyrus Schultz
Paddy Reynolds ... Mrs. Schultz
Tommy Bupp ... Bertie Schultz
Arthur Goullet ... Henry 'Gloves' Johnson
Gibb McLaughlin ... Ship's Steward
Charlie Hall ... Leary's pal
Eddie Pola ... Broadcast Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Cozier ... (uncredited)
Eugene Cozier ... (uncredited)
Peter Gawthorne ... Captain (uncredited)
Danny Green ... McGuire - Cop (uncredited)
Hugh McDermott ... Man on Phone (uncredited)

Roddy McDowall ... Urchin on Dock (uncredited)
Percy Parsons ... Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Marcel Varnel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marriott Edgar  additional dialogue
Val Guest  additional dialogue
J.O.C. Orton  writer
Jack Swain  story

Produced by
Edward Black .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Louis Levy (uncredited)
Charles Williams (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Arthur Crabtree 
Film Editing by
R.E. Dearing 
Art Direction by
Alex Vetchinsky  (as Vetchinsky)
Sound Department
Bill Salter .... sound recordist (as W. Salter)
Music Department
Louis Levy .... musical director
Cecil Milner .... orchestrator (uncredited)

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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (British Acoustic)

Did You Know?

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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Fair but rather tiresome, 17 October 2002
Author: RitaRisque from Australia

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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