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I Thank You (1941)

Approved | | Comedy | 20 October 1941 (UK)
Struggling entertainers who are trying to put on a show pose as servants to wealthy woman in hopes of raising the money.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Askey ...
Arthur
Richard Murdoch ...
Stinker
Lily Morris ...
Lady Randall
Moore Marriott ...
Pop Bennett
Graham Moffatt ...
Charlie Forsythe ...
Himself (as Forsythe)
Addie Seamon ...
Herself (as Seamon)
Eleanor Farrell ...
Herself (as Farrell)
Kathleen Harrison ...
Cook
Issy Bonn ...
Himself
Wally Patch ...
Bill The Fireman
Felix Aylmer ...
Henry Potter
Peter Gawthorne ...
Dr. Pope
Cameron Hall ...
Lomas
Phyllis Morris ...
Miss Pizer
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Struggling entertainers who are trying to put on a show pose as servants to wealthy woman in hopes of raising the money.

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Considered by Arthur Askey to be the "stinker" of his film career. See more »

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Featured in Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) See more »

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Oh Johnny, Teach Me To Dance
Written by Noel Gay and Frank Eyton
Performed by Eleanor Farrell
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Little to be thankful for
16 July 2002 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews



`Big-hearted Arthur Askey' was a major British star of cinema, TV, and even, much earlier, Music Hall. On the evidence of `I Thank You' (a catch-phrase pronounced Aye Theng Yew) he was a comical little man with great timing but I just couldn't get a laugh out of this movie. And its not simply a case of what made people smile more than fifty years ago not being relevant today. A couple of nights previously I had watched an even older film, `Nothing Sacred' and found it absolutely hilarious.

`I Thank You' was made & set during the Second World War. It opens & closes in the London Underground where the population went to escape the German air raids, includes a couple of novelty songs plus performances from Richard `Stinker' Murdoch who became a top radio script-writer and Kathleen Harrison who always seemed to play a maid until she had great success in the fifties in The Huggetts series of films.

It's hard to recommend `I Thank You' which is often frantic and farcical; the best I can say is that it is mercifully short at seventy-odd minutes.


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