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Back-Room Boy (1942)

A lowly BBC employee pulls a prank at the studio and finds himself transferred to an isolated island where he is to set up a weather station at a lighthouse. As if in a fantasy, a ship ... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert Mason

Writers:

J.O.C. Orton (original story and screenplay), Val Guest (original story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arthur Askey ... Arthur Pilbeam
Moore Marriott ... Jerry
Graham Moffatt Graham Moffatt ... Albert
Googie Withers ... Bobbie
Vera Frances Vera Frances ... Jane
Joyce Howard ... Betty
John Salew John Salew ... Steve Mason
George Merritt ... Uncle
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A lowly BBC employee pulls a prank at the studio and finds himself transferred to an isolated island where he is to set up a weather station at a lighthouse. As if in a fantasy, a ship carrying a bevy of beautiful models is shipwrecked off the coast and the models wind up on the island. However, when the models begin disappearing, the "back-room boy" investigates and finds a sinister scheme involving spies and Nazi battleships. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 April 1942 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mannekängerna som försvann See more »

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Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Vera Frances' film debut. See more »

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Featured in The Filth and the Fury (2000) See more »

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Pleasant WW2 comedy
29 July 2002 | by rjhbjptSee all my reviews

After being jilted by his fiancee, Arthur Pilbeam wants a job where he will encounter no women. He is sent to a lighthouse on a remote Scottish island which is being run as a meteoroligical station where he is supposed to be the only inhabitant. However, Jane, a young girl, has stowed-away on his boat. She is looking for her uncle on the neighbouring island. Then model Bobbie turns up - her boat has been torpedoed. With the arrival of another boatload of survivors, bringing the total occupancy of the island to 13, things are getting a little crowded. That's when they all start to disappear, one by one...


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