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The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)

Will Hay, back in his role as a hapless teacher, is hired by a grim school in remotest Scotland. The school soon starts to be haunted by a legendary ghost, whose spectral bagpipes signal ... See full summary »

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Claude Hulbert ...
Hilary Tisdaile
Felix Aylmer ...
Dr. Winter
Raymond Huntley ...
Mr. Humphries
Roddy Hughes ...
Amberley
Manning Whiley ...
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Sir Ambrose
Charles Hawtrey ...
Percy Thorne
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Sunshine
Clive Baxter ...
Ritzy
Elliott Mason ...
Mrs. Wigmore (as Elliot Mason)
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Jamie
Hay Petrie ...
Procurator Fiscal
David Keir ...
Dr. Ritchie
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Sergt. Macfarlan
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Will Hay, back in his role as a hapless teacher, is hired by a grim school in remotest Scotland. The school soon starts to be haunted by a legendary ghost, whose spectral bagpipes signal the death of one of the staff. Hay, assisted by Claude Hulbert and Charles Hawtrey, has to unravel the mystery before he becomes the next victim. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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19 May 1941 (UK)  »

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(RCA Ultra Violet Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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When Will Hay has his massage treatment after falling off 'a high chair', he gets dressed again in two or three seconds; there was nowhere near enough time for him to dress properly. See more »

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Referenced in 'We Are the Boys...': John Laurie (2006) See more »

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The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond
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28 July 2004 | by (Edinburgh) – See all my reviews

Just a couple of points: the school is moved to Skye in the Hebrides, Scotland, NOT the Channel Islands.

Also, I would not say it is a take on The Ghost Train: that would be Oh Mr Porter, surely.

But certainly one of the most watchable of Will Hay's films.

It is amazing to see people like John Laurie, who went on to play Private Frazer in Dad's Army on TV, and, of course, Charles Hawtrey.

Did any of the other schoolboys go on to feature or star in other films?

Anybody know?

If you do, let us know


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