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My Learned Friend (1943)

Approved | | Comedy | 25 October 1943 (UK)
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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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
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Ferris
Lloyd Pearson ...
Col. 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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25 October 1943 (UK)  »

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Mit liv er i fare  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First film of HY Hazell. See more »

Goofs

The synchronisation between the 'studio' car driven by Claude Babbington (Claude Hulbert) and the back projection does not match up, in that notwithstanding the bends in the road, his hands never move the steering wheel to follow the course of the road. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: LONDON PRE-WAR See more »

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References Safety Last! (1923) See more »

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You do things to me
by Peter Noble
Sung by Maudie Edwards (uncredited)
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a classic example of british comedy-a must for fans
2 September 1999 | by (bristol england) – See all my reviews

this is a fine example of british comedy from the hey-day of the genre. hay takes his quintessential character to a new setting and casts a self deprecating shot of yet another facet of british life. a must for fans of the genre and a glimpse of a way of life now gone.


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