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Black Sheep of Whitehall (1942)

Professor Davis, who teaches at a correspondence school, discovers that a Nazi Agent is trying to prevent a trade treaty being signed between England and South America. The agent is posing ... See full summary »

Directors:

Basil Dearden, Will Hay

Writers:

Angus MacPhail (original story) (as Angus Macphail), John Dighton (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Hay ... Professor Davis
John Mills ... Bobby Jessop
Basil Sydney ... Arthur Costello
Henry Hewitt Henry Hewitt ... Prof. Davys
Felix Aylmer ... J.B. Crabtree
Owen Reynolds Owen Reynolds ... Harman
Frank Cellier ... Dr. Innsbach
Joss Ambler Joss Ambler ... Sir John
Frank Allenby ... Onslowe
Thora Hird ... Joyce
Margaret Halstan Margaret Halstan ... Matron
Barbara Valerie Barbara Valerie ... Sister Spooner
Leslie Mitchell Leslie Mitchell ... B.B.C. Interviewer
George Woodbridge ... Male Nurse
George Merritt ... Station Master
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Professor Davis, who teaches at a correspondence school, discovers that a Nazi Agent is trying to prevent a trade treaty being signed between England and South America. The agent is posing as an economics expert seconded to the trade delegation. The professor must find the real economist and expose the agent. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Comedy

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When the bath chair tips up at the end of the car case there are castor wheels on the bottom that are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Davis: [Asked to explain international commerce in a radio interview] Ah - well, the chief export from Portugal is - er - port, and the chief export of Brazil is - nuts. Well, now, the economic situation between port and nuts - that is to say between Portugal and Brazil, is that the Brazilians want to drink port with their nuts and the Portuguese want to eat nuts with their port; so the more the export of port from Portuguese ports which the Brazilian ports import - the greater the export of nuts which...
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Opening credits prologue: In England there are many famous seats of learning .... OXFORD CAMBRIDGE ETON HARROW AND

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Black Sheep of Whitehall review
12 May 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

Will Hay was approaching the end of his screen career by 1942, and the quality of his work had suffered after he decided to dispense with the services of Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt. While The Black Sheep of Whitehall has its moments, it never reaches the heights of his earlier work. John Mills provides energetic suppport, but he never seemed comfortable in comic roles, and fails to provide the kind of repartee upon which Hay's brand of humour depended.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1947 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Cerná ovce See more »

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Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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