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Marriott Edgar (additional dialogue)
Val Guest (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
26 December 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:
Clifford Buckton ... Detective on Ship (uncredited)
Cathleen Cordell ... Susan - Johnson's girlfriend (uncredited)
Christopher Cozier ... (uncredited)
Eugene Cozier ... (uncredited)
Noel Dainton ... Ship's Assistant (uncredited)
Peter Gawthorne ... Captain (uncredited)
Danny Green ... McGuire - Cop (uncredited)
Hugh McDermott ... Man on Phone (uncredited)

Roddy McDowall ... Urchin on Dock (uncredited)
Charles Oliver ... Curly (uncredited)
MacDonald Parke ... Felstead, Lawyer (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
Ralph Spence 
Jack Swain  story
Howard Irving Young 

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 
Casting by
Fred Lawrence (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Alex Vetchinsky  (as Vetchinsky)
Production Management
Roy Ward Baker .... production assistant (uncredited)
Fred Gunn .... production manager (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bill Salter .... sound recordist (as W. Salter)
Editorial Department
Alfred Roome .... cutting (uncredited)
Music Department
Louis Levy .... musical director
Cecil Milner .... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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

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7 out of 7 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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