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Old Bones of the River (1938)

 -  Comedy  -  December 1938 (UK)
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In this British comedy, a professor travels up river in Africa to open schools. But his new pupils are not receptive and when the commander of the local base succumbs to malaria, he takes ... See full summary »

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Prof. Benjamin Tibbetts
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Robert Adams ...
Jack London ...
M'Bapi
Wyndham Goldie ...
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In this British comedy, a professor travels up river in Africa to open schools. But his new pupils are not receptive and when the commander of the local base succumbs to malaria, he takes on his duties too. Aided by the crew of the boat he arrived on he starts collecting taxes from the locals! Written by Anonymous

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Spoofs Sanders of the River (1935) See more »

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Native Marching Song
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Classic comedy
8 May 2003 | by (Newcastle England) – See all my reviews

Whilst this isn't quite up there with the likes if "Oh Mr Porter" and "Ask A Police Man", it still has a huge amount to offer. It is a little slow to start but as soon as the classic threesome of Hay, Moffatt and Marriott get going there is nothing stopping them. This is pure, inoffensive humour at its best. The scene in which they have to bath a baby is particuarly funny. I recommend this to all that love a good laugh.


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