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Back-Room Boy (1942)

 |  Comedy  |  17 April 1942 (UK)
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A lowly BBC employee pulls a prank at the studio and finds himself transferred to an isolated island where he is to set up a weather station at a lighthouse. As if in a fantasy, a ship ... See full summary »

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A lowly BBC employee pulls a prank at the studio and finds himself transferred to an isolated island where he is to set up a weather station at a lighthouse. As if in a fantasy, a ship carrying a bevy of beautiful models is shipwrecked off the coast and the models wind up on the island. However, when the models begin disappearing, the "back-room boy" investigates and finds a sinister scheme involving spies and Nazi battleships. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Fun in the Old Lighthouse
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Arthur Askey is at his best in this combination mystery and war propaganda. Arthur plays a weatherman who is sent to a stormy island lighthouse off the coast of Scotland. He is thankful for his solitude and his separation from the world of women. However, he soon finds himself surrounded by a young girl and a bevy of beautiful women. Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt show up on the island as well to help Askey provide the laugh. The guys and the gals are soon matching wits with the Nazis who are bent on setting up a mine field in the North Sea. Arthur Askey is a bit more restrained in this movie compared to other efforts and it works to his advantage.


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