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1953

John Paddy Carstairs
Director
General Film Distributors Ltd.
Distributor

Case of mistaken identity finds racetrack tout Shiner as schoolmaster of unruly boys.

Almost scene for scene remake of Good Morning, Boys! is bolstered by Shiner's performance, but suffers the same problems of the original. The main problem is that the proto Teddy Boys' antics are completely unsympathetic characters, and the film increases theirobnoxious behavior to the point where it becomes unbearable. This is further compounded by the 'boys' all being played by twenty-something actors, so when they are shown doing things like hitting on women it looks more like potential rape than harmless boys' fun. And as with the original, the sudden shift into hero mode in the last reel does not make sense. Why would these cretins suddenly care about a crime, especially in France? A shame, as there are scattered moments of amusement, and the ending is amusing.

Thanks once again to Philly for his input!

-Dave Wright


9th March 1953
Cinema



72 mins
1.37:1



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Ronald Shiner
'Professor' Ronnie Fortescue
Harry Fowler
Albert
Anthony Newley
Percy
Alfie Bass
'Arty' Jones
Mary Jerrold
Mrs. Bagshot
Howard Marion-Crawford
Dickson
Richard Wattis
Willoughby-Gore
Gerald Campion
Pugley
Jacqueline Pierreux
Ivette
Roland Curram
Terence
Terence Mitchell
Clarence
(not 100% sure)
Oscar Quitak
Septimus
Kynaston Reeves
The Dean
Martin Benson
Cliquot
Unknown 32547
Man at Racetrack
Unknown 32547
Man at Racetrack
(Unknown Male 70?)
John Warren
Racetrack Heckler
Unknown Male 34
Man at Racetrack
Unknown 32547
Alf Lewis
Danny Green
Lewis' Enforcer
John Lynn
Man at Racetrack
Unknown 32547
Lewis' Enforcer
Unknown 32547
Lewis' Enforcer
Unknown 32547
Bookie
Tony Castleton
Man at Racetrack
Unknown 32547
Man at Racetrack
Unknown 32547
Man with Binoculars
Arthur Dibbs
Man at Racetrack
Frank Tickle
Professor Smith
Unknown 32547
Bearded Professor
Unknown Male 18
Professor at Luncheon
Tony Mendleson
Professor at Luncheon
Jack Mandeville
Professor at Luncheon
Unknown 32547
Waitress at Luncheon
Bobby Wright
Man at Luncheon
Tony Castleton
Man at Luncheon
Unknown 32547
Dr. Carker
Unknown 32547
Schoolboy
Unknown 32547
Schoolboy
Unknown 32547
Schoolboy
Unknown 32547
Schoolboy
(Lance Percival?)
Unknown 32547
Schoolboy
Eddie Sutch
Schoolboy
(unsure)
Ronnie Corbett
Whistling Schoolboy
Ronan O'Casey
Henchman
Graham Stark
Stuttering Henchman
Unknown 32547
Cabbie
Unknown 32547
Test Proctor
Unknown 32547
Test Proctor
Richard Nellor
Schoolmaster
Unknown 32547
Spitballed Student
Unknown 32547
Hotel Waiter
Unknown 32547
Usherette
Unknown 32547
Usherette
Unknown 32547
Theatre Audience
Unknown 32547
Theatre Audience
Unknown 32547
Theatre Audience
Unknown 32547
Theatre Audience
Paddy Ryan
Theatre Audience
Hal Osmond
Barber
Jim Brady
Barber Customer
Unknown 32547
Barber Customer
Unknown 32547
Ruby
Unknown 32547
Railroad Porter
John Gabriel
Passport Official
Neil More
Man at Railroad Station
Unknown 32547
Harassed Woman at Train Station
Marcel Poncin
French Minister of Education
Ina De La Haye
Minister of Education's Wife
Unknown 32547
Madame Rovet
Unknown 32547
French Schoolboy
Unknown 32547
French Schoolboy
Unknown 32547
Flower Vendor
(Alan Tilvern?)
John Lynn
Railway Porter
Bob Raymond
Henchman
Unknown 32547
Hotel Maid
Unknown 32547
French Couple
(Guido Lorraine?)
Unknown 32547
French Couple
Billy Wilmot
Cuisine du diable Patron
Richard Molinas
Cuisine du diable Doorman
Unknown 32547
Cigarette Girl
Dave's Unknown Male 14
Cuisine du diable Patron
Louis Matto
Cuisine du diable Waiter
Unknown 32547
Cuisine du diable Maitre d'
Unknown 32547
Cuisine du diable Barman
Hilda Green
Cuisine du diable Patron
Emil Stemmler
Cuisine du diable Waiter
Jacques Cey
Cuisine du diable Patron
George Holdcroft
Dignitary
Unknown Male 63
Dignitary
Dan Darnelli
Dignitary
Norman Fisher
Dignitary
Unknown Male 108
Dignitary
Frederick Kelsey
Dignitary
Unknown Male 3
Dignitary
John Lynn
Cuisine du diable Patron
Rex Garner
Cuisine du diable Waiter
Palais Garnier
Itself
(stock footage)

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