Good Morning, Boys

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Good Morning, Boys
"Good Morning Boys" (1937).jpg
Directed by Marcel Varnel
Produced by Edward Black
Written by Leslie Arliss
Marriott Edgar
Starring Will Hay
Graham Moffatt
Music by Louis Levy
Cinematography Arthur Crabtree
Edited by R.E. Dearing
Alfred Roome
Production
company
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors
Release dates January 1937
Running time 79 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Good Morning, Boys is a 1937 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and featuring Will Hay, Martita Hunt, Lilli Palmer and Peter Gawthorne. It was made at the Gainsborough Studios in Islington.[1]

Plot outline[edit]

Will Hay plays the roguish headmaster, Dr Twist, of a dubious boarding school for boys. Twist bets on the horses with his pupils and teaches them little. Colonel Willoughby-Gore attempts to sack the incompetent Twist but is foiled when he and his boys, after fraudulently gaining resounding success in a French examination, are invited to Paris by the French ministry of education.

In Paris they become involved with a gang of criminals, including escaped convict Arty Jones, father of one of the boys, and Yvette, a night club singer, who are attempting to steal the Mona Lisa from the Louvre and replace it with a duplicate.

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie wrote, "the magnificent Will Hay re-creates his vaudeville characterization of a supercilious schoolmaster...But the inimitable, toothless Moore Marriott (aka "Harbottle") is conspicuous by his absence." [2]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

External links[edit]