MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,235 this week

Jailbirds (1940)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  20 April 1940 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(awaiting 5 votes)
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(sketch),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 56 titles
created 09 Apr 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Jailbirds" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jailbirds.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Albert Burdon ...
Bill Smith
Shaun Glenville ...
Col. Pepper
Charles Farrell ...
Spike Nelson
Charles Hawtrey ...
Nick
Lorraine Clewes ...
Mary Smith
Sylvia Coleridge ...
Mrs. Smith
Harry Terry ...
Narky
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Bob
Nat Mills ...
Mr. Popodopoulos
Bobbie MacCauley ...
Mrs. Popodopoulos (as Bobbie)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 April 1940 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Dois Azelhas com Sorte  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Jail Birds (1923) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hawtrey in drag in feeble farce
4 February 2012 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film was made around the time of the outbreak of war.Hence the characters carrying their gas masks and the sign at the end pointing towards air raid shelters.This is a feeble farce made by Butchers,one of the oldest established film distributors.Hawtrey plays a prison convict who manages to escape with two others.With one of them he participates in a show in drag.A forerunner of his drag appearance in Carry on Regardless.Alas much of the comedy material consists of broad music hall humour.Lots of throwing water and porridge and paint over each other.I suppose if the audiences were easily amused in those days they would have gone away happy.Now it is more interesting as a historical record of an era long gone.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Jailbirds (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?