With the help of a relative, a hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster of Buggleskelly. Determined to make his mark, he devises a number of schemes to put Buggleskelly on the railway map, but instead falls foul of a gang of gun runners.
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Through the influence of a relative, a hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster the sleepy Irish station of Buggleskelly. Determined to make his mark, he devises a number of schemes to put Buggleskelly on the railway map, but instead falls foul of a gang of gun runners.Written by
The railway going through Buggleskelly was actually the old Basingstoke to Alton line in Hampshire which closed in 1932. See more »
When Harbottle moves the engine off its whistle is heard, but neither he nor Porter pull the whistle cord. See more »
First irate farmer:
[confronting the station master about a cancelled train]
I've got a return to Dublin.
Second irate farmer:
And I've got a single to Belfast.
Third irate farmer:
And what am I going to do with my Cork?
[Opens his mouth to reply but thinks better of it and says nothing]
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This is quite possibly the greatest British comedy film made. The humour still stands up today and the scenes are as clever as any modern work. Unfortunatly, the film's star Will Hay, has almost been forgotten by the comedy industry and little is spoken about him. This film is a classic example of British comedy and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys and a good laugh and occasional scare. Classic.
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