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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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Referenced in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) See more »

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Half Of Everything Is Yours
Written by Noel Gay and Frank Eyton
Performed by Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch
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A fun movie with great novelty songs
21 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Set in London early in World War II, this silly yet charming film is about a group of vaudeville entertainers who are hoping to persuade one time backer Lady Randall to fund a new show – something she is disinclined to do. In an effort to speak to her privately about this, Arthur and Stinker apply for – and get – jobs in Lady Randall's house as a butler and a cook. As the cook, Arthur dresses in drag and actually is quite funny in that disguise. Of course, neither Arthur or Stinker can cook and there is an amusing routine with the cook in the house next door. Moore Marriott plays Lady Randall's nutty father. His batty old man routine got pretty boring and was my least favorite part of the movie. Given the general acclaim other reviewers hold him in, I may need to view more Marriott films to test my initial impression. What I particularly liked about the movie were the novelty songs such as "Oh Johnny Teach Me to Dance", "Hello to the Sun", "Waiting at the Church" and "Let's Get Hold of Hitler". In addition to Askey, the other performers evidently were also former Music Hall entertainers. I liked this one and will likely watch it again.


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