Where There's a Will (1936 film)
|Where There's a Will|
|Directed by||William Beaudine|
|Produced by||Michael Balcon|
|Written by||Robert Edmunds
Leslie Arliss (story)
H. F. Maltby
|Music by||Bretton Byrd|
|Cinematography||Charles Van Enger|
|Edited by||Terence Fisher|
|Distributed by||Gainsborough Pictures|
|10 August 1936|
Where There's a Will is a 1936 British comedy film directed by William Beaudine and starring Will Hay, Graham Moffatt and Norma Varden. It features an incompetent solicitor who unwittingly becomes party to a bank robbery.
The film marked the first appearance of Graham Moffatt in a Will Hay film, Moffatt would go on to act as a straight man to Hay along with Moore Marriott, beginning in the following film, Windbag the Sailor.
Will Hay plays the pennyless, bungling solicitor Benjamin Stubbins, who arrives at his office to find his insolent office boy (Graham Moffatt) with his feet up on the desk, reading a wild west magazine, which Hay confiscates so that he can read it later.
Stubbins later takes a job from a group of Americans who claim they want him to track down some ancestors of theirs in Scotland. In reality, however, they want to use his office so they can rob a safe in the room immediately below his office. Stubbins takes the job (which is designed to keep him out of the office).
In the end Stubbins realises his mistake and at a Christmas Eve fancy dress party he informs a group of carol singing policeman about the Americans nefarious activities.
- Will Hay as Benjamin Stubbins
- Graham Moffatt as Willie the office boy
- Norma Varden as Lady Margaret Wimpleton
- Hartley Power as Duke Wilson
- Gina Malo as Goldie Kelly
- H. F. Maltby as Sir Roger Wimpleton
- Peggy Simpson as Barbara Stubbins
- Gibb McLaughlin as Martin
- Eddie Houghton as 'Slug'
- Hal Waters as 'Nick'
- John Turnbull as Detective Collins
- Sybil Brooke as the Landlady
- Davina Craig as 'Lucie'
- Mickey Brantford as 'Jimmy'
- Henry Adnes as the Pawnbroker
- Frederick Piper as a Fingerprint expert
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