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Convict 99 (1938)

| Comedy | June 1938 (UK)
A disgraced school master, Benjamin Twist, is mistaken for a tough prison governor and assigned the charge of a prison for particularly hardened criminals. Believing he is being sent to a ... See full summary »

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Moore Marriott ...
Graham Moffatt ...
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Peter Gawthorne ...
Sir Cyril
Basil Radford ...
Deputy Governor
Dennis Wyndham ...
Head Warder (as Denis Wyndham)
Wilfred Walter ...
Max Slessor (as Wilfrid Walter)
Alf Goddard ...
Sykes
Garry Marsh ...
Johnson
Basil McGrail ...
Bates
Graham Soutten ...
Raymond (as Ben Soutten)
Teddy Brown ...
Slim Charlie
Kathleen Harrison ...
Mabel
Roy Emerton ...
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A disgraced school master, Benjamin Twist, is mistaken for a tough prison governor and assigned the charge of a prison for particularly hardened criminals. Believing he is being sent to a school rather than a prison, he celebrates accordingly only to find that his drunkenness accidently lands him on the wrong side of the prison bars. The Governorship is eventually restored to him, and he sets about popularising himself amongst the convicts by turning a blind eye to their shady dealings. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Trivia

Jerry's comment, "Do you want the cat?", refers to the 'cat-o'-nine-tails', the whip used in floggings. See more »

Goofs

When Twist is talking to Johnson at Johnson's desk, Johnson is not wearing his committee badge. But in the next scene when they are walking outside the cells, Johnson now has a badge on. See more »

Connections

Remade as Two Way Stretch (1960) See more »

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Little Brown Jug
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Written by Joseph Winner
Arranged by Louis Levy
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Enjoyable Big House Farce
21 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Conflict 99' is an enjoyable prison farce that puts one in mind of the 3 Stooges and Laurel and Hardy at their comedic best in the Thirties. Will Hay plays a school master turned convict turned warden in all less than 90 minutes. Moore Marriot is a stitch as 'Jerry the Mole,' an ancient forever breaking through walls and floors as he attempts to tunnel himself out. The great Graham Moffatt is on board as a high-pitched prison guard. I am an American who has developed a keen taste for British comedy, so I'm not sure how much many of my countrymen will get out of this one but it's worth a risk. I think this film compares favorably with the 5 other Hay, Marriot and Moffatt films that I have viewed on-line.


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