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Dandy Dick (1935)

A church vicar tries to come up with 1,000 pounds to fix the church's crooked steeple. After a variety of schemes fails to raise the required amount of money, he decides to bet what little ... See full summary »

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William Beaudine

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William Beaudine (adaptation), Clifford Grey (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Will Hay ... Vicar the Rev. Richard Jedd
Nancy Burne Nancy Burne ... Pamela Jedd
Esmond Knight ... Tony Mardon
Davy Burnaby Davy Burnaby ... Sir William Mardon
Mignon O'Doherty Mignon O'Doherty ... Georgiana Jedd
Syd Crossley Syd Crossley ... Wilkins
Robert Nainby Robert Nainby ... Bale
John Singer John Singer ... Freddie
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A church vicar tries to come up with 1,000 pounds to fix the church's crooked steeple. After a variety of schemes fails to raise the required amount of money, he decides to bet what little savings he has on Dandy Dick, a nag running at the local racetrack who's a 10-to-1 shot. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1935 (UK) See more »

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Mono (Ambiphone Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Laurel and Hardy favourite James Finlayson originally appeared as Tom Tiddler, but his scenes were cut prior to release. See more »

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An Amiable Role for Will Hay
29 October 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Will Hay plays a vicar trying to raise a thousand pounds to repair his church's spire. He is persuaded to make a show of offering two hundred fifty of his own if three others will match him, in the confident belief that no one will; when three men do so, he must come up with the money. Fortunately, his sister has a half-interest in a race horse named after him.

This is a variation on Hay's usual corrupt role; he is as befuddled as ever, but the movie, based on a Pinero play, has him as a nice person, although caught up in his usual mischief, as matters go astray. The result, as directed by William Beaudine, is amiable and amusing, although not a patch on Hay's usual cut-glass farces.


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