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Will Hay - Good Morning Boys / Hey! Hey! USA (DVD)

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Genre: Comedy / Theatrical Release: 1938 / Universal, suitable for all / Director: Marcel Varnel / Actors: Will Hay, Edgar Kennedy, David Burns, Edmon Ryan, Fred Duprez ... / DVD released 2003-08-11 at ITV DVD / Features of the DVD: Black & White, PAL

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      15.09.2008 21:35
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      Not the best he's done

      Will Hay - Good Morning Boys.
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      This film stars Will Hay and Graham Moffatt.

      No Moore Marriott on this occasion.

      Introduction:
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      This is Will Hays FIRST movie appearance as the hopeless Dr Benjamin Twist. He would also use the character in Convict 99 and Hey! Hey! USA.
      Not to be confused with another character he played called Dr Smart Alec.

      Synopsis:
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      Schoolteacher Dr Benjamin Twist runs his classroom as he does his life hopelessly and without a clue.
      Here his pupils run him ragged and teach him a thing or two.
      Will is strongly disliked by one of the school governors who sets out to prove once and for all that Twist is useless.
      He enters Twists pupils in a 'Tri School' challenge to decide which school is the best.
      The competition is set in Paris!
      Once in France the boys unwittingly help an art thief steal the 'Mona Lisa'.
      And Twist ends up taking the picture out of the Gallery.
      You can guess how it ended, fairly predictable.

      Opinions:
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      A descent Will Hay film, with the usual solid supporting performance from Albert (Graham Moffatt).
      The story is predictable and so are many of the jokes and puns; however this does not subtract from the nostalgic humour.

      Will Hay - Hey! Hey! USA.
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      Introduction:
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      A lone outing for Will this time with no Moore Marriott and graham Moffatt.
      This is Will Hays second movie as the hopeless Dr Benjamin Twist. He would also use the character in Good Morning Boys and Convict 99.
      Not to be confused with another character he played called Dr Smart Alec.

      Synopsis:
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      Will is a ships porter who ends up being drugged by a runaway crook, who then swaps identities with him.
      By the time he awakens he is far at sea.
      Will joins up with another stowaway
      And finally jumps ship in the USA.
      He gets a job as a tutor, whilst his stowaway companion becomes a kidnapper and ends up kidnapping the very child Will is tutoring.

      It ends with a farcical quickness that is disappointing.

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      A poor will Hay film this one as it lacks the subtle humour and wonderful gentle slapstick of his usual comedies.
      When Will was along side his 2 cohorts Moore Marriott and graham Moffatt
      The films just had more spark and dynamism.
      I am a Will Hay fan but this is his poorest movie. There are too few jokes.
      A disappointingly poor film.

      No extras on the DVD, just chapter selection but the quality is perfect.

      Greg.

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