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My Learned Friend (1943)

 -  Comedy  -  25 October 1943 (UK)
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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 »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Will Hay ...
William Fitch
Claude Hulbert ...
Claude Babbington
Mervyn Johns ...
Grimshaw
Laurence Hanray ...
Sir Norman
Aubrey Mallalieu ...
Magistrate
Charles Victor ...
'Safety' Wilson
Derna Hazell ...
Gloria
Leslie Harcourt ...
Barman
Eddie Phillips ...
'Basher' Blake
G.H. Mulcaster ...
Dr Scudamore
Ernest Thesiger ...
Ferris
Lloyd Pearson ...
Colonel Chudleigh
Gibb McLaughlin ...
Butler
Maudie Edwards ...
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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 comedy suggests that, had he lived, Will Hay might have moved on to the darker corners of Ealing comedies such as 'The Ladykillers'. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Ten O'Clock Jive
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Music by Lou Preager
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One of Will Hay's best
13 December 1998 | by (Bristol, England) – See all my reviews

This was Will Hay's last film and showed a change of direction in that it was a venture into black comedy. Claude Hulbert makes an excellent comic foil and Mervyn Johns is also suitably sinister as a serial murderer. There is a venture into Harold Lloyd territory with Hay and Hulbert clinging to the clock face of Big Ben. Watch out for Ernest Thesiger in a bit part.


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