A radio 'detective' gets involved with a wealthy socialite who can't seem to stop hiccuping due to the machinations of a ghostly cupid who works his magic to cause mayhem and laughter throughout the film.

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Carol Marsh ...
Susan Graham
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Nick Martin
Mervyn Johns ...
Ernest Bennett
Peter Hammond ...
Spencer Stone
Richard Hearne ...
Peter Haddon ...
Major Basil Beagle
Geoffrey Sumner ...
Humphrey Beagle
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Headwaiter / Charles II
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Giselle
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Himself
Jimmy Edwards ...
Dr. Edwards
Colin Gordon ...
Chadbeater Longwick
Judith Furse ...
Mrs. Martin
Edmund Willard ...
Ezekial
Robert Lamouret ...
The 'Duck' Man
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This is the ultimate screwball comedy, its weird, but endearing. An heiress who is being courted by two gentlemen develops incurable hiccups after watching a comedic dinner-theater performance. Through a series of events she meets the shy star of a radio detective show [David Tomlinson] who is attracted by the fact that she isn't a fan-girl; however his attempts at courting are cut short by his overprotective mother. A series of attempts to cure her condition including watching a silent film sketch ultimately result in a visit to a haunted house where further hijinks ensue.

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Hip-Hiccup-Hooray!


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Robert Lamouret is credited "with acknowledgments to Donald Duck". See more »

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Terry-Thomas: So sorry listeners for the delay but I've just discovered a slight technical hitch...
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References Miranda (1948) See more »

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Carry Me Back To Green Pastures
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Written by Harry S. Pepper
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Riotous comedy
7 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a riotous and sometimes chaotic comedy that was probability years ahead of its time. The story is a straightforward romantic comedy about a woman who can't cure her hiccoughs, she is told that a fright will cure her ills so she visits a haunted house.

However what differentiates this film from comedies of this time is that it is littered with cameo roles from some of the all times greats of British film comedy.... Terry-Thomas, Wilfred Hyde-White, Jimmy Edwards and Jon Pertwee (twice) to name a few.

This film is directed by Ralph Thomas of the 'Doctor' films and it is easy to see many parallels with those classic movies.


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