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 ...
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The mirthful adventures of Police-Sergeant Samuel Dudfoot and his two constables, Albert Brown and Jeremiah Harbottle, who stage a fabricated crime-wave to save their jobs---and then find themselves involved in the real thing.
With the help of a relative, a hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster of Buggleskelly. Determined to make his mark, he devises a number of schemes to put Buggleskelly on the railway map, but instead falls foul of a gang of gun runners.
A hapless fire crew are given the ultimatum: put out a fire successfully or else be sacked. They fail miserably, and their ancient fire engine is stolen by criminals attempting to steal the... See full summary »
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 »
An insane murderer is on the loose, and gunning for the men who put him away. Will Hay is on the list, and co-opts Claude Hulbert to try and stop him from meeting a grisly end. This black ... See full summary »
Will Hay plays a Professor teaching at a correspondence school who discovers that a Nazi agent is trying to prevent a trade treaty being signed between England and South America. The agent ... See full summary »
A bumbling teacher (Will Hay) conveniently turns out to be the double of a German general. In the true spirit of wartime propoganda high jinks, he is flown into Germany to impersonate the ... See full summary »
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 »
Dr Twist has to pose on a liner as a famous professor and is asked to tutor Bernie, the son of a millionaire. To avoid awkward US immigration questions, Twist enlists the help of a gangster... See full summary »
Will Hay is a teacher in a prison, who applies for the Headship of Narkover, a public school. This is the first screen appearance of Hay in his (to be ) famous schoolmaster role, in a story... See full summary »
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
When the rest of the class rescue Will Hay, Claude Hulbert and Charles Hawtrey from the torture-chamber at the end, Stock, the language teacher/British Agent is nowhere to be seen - until he aims a gun at Mrs. Wigmore (matron/Nazi spy). See more »
I've just got this Will Hay film on video for the princely sum of 25p from a charity shop. (That's about 50c in US currency to all you American devotees). I'm on my way home to see this glorious film. Things like this are seldom shown on the telly. A great shame. I haven't seen it for years! I'm getting excited already! Then again, I'm easily pleased. Actually, I was quite surprised to see comments about Will Hay films from American fans. Although I shouldn't be surprised at all as most of his films are hilarious, although he did make a couple of duff ones. It's another great shame the Americans have such a stranglehold of British cinema as it stops the youngsters of today being exposed to this type of comic genius. If only I could now get hold of a copy of The Black Sheep Of Whitehall my collection of his best films would be complete, but alas they're like gold dust!
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