Good Morning, Boys
|Good Morning, Boys|
|Directed by||Marcel Varnel|
|Produced by||Edward Black|
|Written by||Leslie Arliss
|Music by||Louis Levy|
|Edited by||R.E. Dearing
|Distributed by||Gaumont British Distributors|
|Release dates||January 1937|
|Running time||79 minutes|
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.
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.
- Will Hay as Dr Benjamin Twist
- Martita Hunt as Lady Bagshott
- Peter Gawthorne as Col. Willoughby-Gore
- Graham Moffatt as Albert Brown
- Fewlass Llewellyn as The Dean
- Mark Daly as Arty Jones
- Peter Godfrey as Cliquot
- C. Denier Warren as Minister of Education
- Lilli Palmer as Yvette
- Charles Hawtrey as Septimus
- George Ravenscroft as one of the boys
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." 
- Wood p.90
- "Good Morning, Boys (1937) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
- Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
- Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
- Good Morning, Boys at the Internet Movie Database
- Good Morning, Boys is available for free download at the Internet Archive
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