Dandy Dick

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For the play by Pinero, see Dandy Dick (play).
Dandy Dick
Directed by William Beaudine
Produced by Walter C. Mycroft
Written by William Beaudine
Clifford Grey
Will Hay
Frank Miller
Arthur Wing Pinero
Starring Will Hay
Nancy Burne
Cinematography Jack Parker
Distributed by Wardour Films
Release date
March 1935 (UK)
Running time
70 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Dandy Dick is a 1935 British comedy film starring Will Hay. It was based on the 1887 play Dandy Dick by Arthur Wing Pinero. It is the second and last of his films to be based on a play by Arthur Wing Pinero – the first was Those Were the Days which was based on The Magistrate. Moore Marriott, who played an uncredited role in the film, later became a famous stuntman to Hay in films later on alongside Graham Moffatt, it was during the film of Dandy Dick that Marriott introduced the idea of being a stuntman to Hay.


A vicar who lives in the country with his daughter and grandson discovers he owns a share in a racehorse. He must now put his principles aside and attempt to save the church by gambling. A doping scandal ensues.

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