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Top of the Form (1953)

Some trouble with gambling forces con man Fortescue to hide out in a boys' school, posing as a professor. When the undisciplined and lazy boys have to pass a few tests, cheating becomes the... See full summary »

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John Paddy Carstairs (screenplay), Sid Colin (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Ronald Shiner Ronald Shiner ... 'Professor' Fortescue
Harry Fowler ... Albert
Anthony Newley ... Percy
Alfie Bass ... Artie Jones
Mary Jerrold Mary Jerrold ... Mrs. Bagshot
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Dickson
Richard Wattis ... Willoughby-Gore
Gerald Campion Gerald Campion ... Pugley
Jacqueline Pierreux ... Ivette
Roland Curram ... Terence
Terence Mitchell Terence Mitchell ... Clarence
Oscar Quitak Oscar Quitak ... Septimus
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ... The Dean
Martin Benson ... Cliquot
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Danny Green ... Bookies thug
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Some trouble with gambling forces con man Fortescue to hide out in a boys' school, posing as a professor. When the undisciplined and lazy boys have to pass a few tests, cheating becomes the only option. Written by Lars Skogan

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school | mistaken identity | See All (2) »

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Comedy

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'Professor' Fortescue: You're going to pass this examination by 'ook or by crook.
Albert: We'll do it by crook - it's easier...
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Connections

Remake of Good Morning, Boys (1937) See more »

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Rotten Remake
14 April 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I have to confess that back in the fifties Ronnie Shiner was one of my favourites.Looking at this film I can but wonder why.He really is far too broad a comedian for the screen.He lacks all subtlety.Furthermore it doesn't help if you have previously watched Good Morning Boys as you will know how well a great comedian,Will Hay,was able to transform the material into a very funny farce.There are many familiar actors in their twenties and thirties acting as schoolboys as was the case with the original film.There is only one genuinely funny moment in the film.Shiner goes into a cinema and sees himself on screen as a cowboy and does a double take.By the way this film was shown at least 5 years before Beyond Our Ken started on radio.Now that was funny..


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1953 (UK) See more »

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Gi' den gas, professor See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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