Old Mother Riley Joins Up

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Old Mother Riley Joins Up
"Old Mother Riley Joins Up" (1940).jpg
Directed by Maclean Rogers
Produced by John Corfield
Written by Kathleen Butler
Maisie Sharman
Con West
Starring Arthur Lucan
Kitty McShane
Martita Hunt
Music by Ronnie Munro
Cinematography James Wilson
Edited by James Corbett
Distributed by Anglo-American Film Corporation
Release date
24 February 1940 (UK)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Old Mother Riley Joins Up is a 1940 British comedy film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane, Martita Hunt, Bruce Seton and Garry Marsh.[1] It was part of the long-running Old Mother Riley series.

Plot summary[edit]

Old Mother Riley, working as a nurse, is forced to volunteer for the Auxiliary Territorial Service. There is chaos until she is able to prevent Nazi spies from getting their hands on important documents.[2]


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide called the film, "a tolerable romp that kept patriotic English fires burning during the early part of WW II."[3]


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | OLD MOTHER RILEY JOINS UP (1939)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Old Mother Riley Joins Up (1939) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Old Mother Riley Joins Up Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 

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