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Hey! Hey! U.S.A! (1938)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 26 December 1938 (UK)
Dr Twist has to pose on a liner as a famous professor and is asked to tutor Bernie, the son of a millionaire. To avoid awkward US immigration questions, Twist enlists the help of a gangster... See full summary »

Director:

Marcel Varnel

Writers:

Marriott Edgar (additional dialogue), Val Guest (additional dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Will Hay ... Dr. Benjamin Twist
Edgar Kennedy ... Bugs Leary
David Burns ... Tony Ricardo
Edmon Ryan ... Ace Marco
Fred Duprez Fred Duprez ... Cyrus Schultz
Paddy Reynolds Paddy Reynolds ... Mrs. Schultz
Tommy Bupp ... Bertie Schultz
Arthur Goullet Arthur Goullet ... Henry 'Gloves' Johnson
Gibb McLaughlin ... Ship's Steward
Charlie Hall ... Leary's pal
Eddie Pola Eddie Pola ... Broadcast Announcer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Madden ... Man looking for his dog
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Dr Twist has to pose on a liner as a famous professor and is asked to tutor Bernie, the son of a millionaire. To avoid awkward US immigration questions, Twist enlists the help of a gangster to smuggle him into the country. But two rival gangs plan to kidnap Bernie - and Twist becomes, er, twisted up! Written by Anonymous

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kidnapping | ransom | See All (2) »

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Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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The last film of Fred Duprez. See more »

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A Fine Old English Gentleman
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Traditional
Arranged by Louis Levy
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Hay isn't making Hay
23 September 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Firstly I would mention that this film was originally made for distribution by Gaumont British.However the company crashed in unexplained circumstances in 1938'Rank bought the assets under his company,General Film Distributors and a whole new chapter in British cinema was begun.Gaumont had a failed policy of importing American actors to break into the American market.This explains the appearance of Edgar Kennedy in this film..The problem is that Kennedy and Hay have completely different styles of comedy and they just don't work well together.Kennedy is very much the physical comedian whereas Hay tends to rely on words,puns and tongue twisters.So the script is tailored for both and it just doesn't work.Although Hay didn't like working as part of a team,nevertheless his best films are with Moore Marriott and Graham Moffat..


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1938 (UK) See more »

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Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Mono (British Acoustic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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