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Will Hay - Old Bones Of The River / Where There's A Will (DVD)

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Genre: Comedy / Theatrical Release: 1938 / Parental Guidance / Director: Marcel Varnel, William Beaudine / Actors: Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott, Hartley Power, Gina Malo ... / DVD released 2003-06-16 at ITV DVD / Features of the DVD: Black & White, PAL, Widescreen

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      18.09.2008 16:11
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      The DVD is ok but just Ok!

      Will Hay - Old Bones of the River.
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      This film stars Will Hay, Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt.

      Introduction:
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      The wonderful teaming of Will Hay, Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt to give a funny film set in Africa.

      Synopsis:
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      Will arrives in Africa to teach the natives but on the boat he gets tricked into taking liquor still through customs for the brother of a local tribal chief.
      The chief's brother uses the alcohol to bribe the tribe to make him chief and depose his brother.
      Meanwhile the local military governor becomes ill so Will takes charge.
      Will then sets out to collect the taxes but causes the tribes to revolt.
      Finally Marriott and Moffatt enter the movie.
      They run a boat and take Will up river.
      Will more by luck than skill quells the revolt and becomes the hero of the hour.

      Opinions:
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      Takes a while to get going but once the trio meet up the film really takes off.
      The jokes come thick and fast, with some wonderful slapstick.
      CAN be offensive at times with some very startling racist language used.
      It was filmed in 1938?

      Will Hay - Where there's a Will.
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      This film stars Will Hay and Graham Moffatt.

      No Moore Marriott on this occasion.

      Introduction:
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      An early outing from Will Hay and Graham Moffatt as a solicitor and an office boy respectfully involved in a bank robbery.

      Synopsis:
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      Will plays Benjamin Stubbins a useless and penniless solicitor who has his office directly above a bank! He makes unwitting friends of a gang of thieves who think his office is ideally placed.
      He pretends to be a success to his daughter whilst his office boy keeps dropping him in it.
      The ending at a Christmas party is as daft as it was dull.

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      A poor film from Will and Moffatt. It never really gets going.
      The plot is slow and sluggish with jokes and humour sparsely peppered throughout.

      I was very disappointed.
      A short film and not a very good one.

      DVD Features:
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      Format: Black & White, PAL
      Language: English
      No of discs: 1
      Classification: U
      Region: Region 2

      There are no extras with this DVD, just chapter selection but the quality is perfect.

      Greg.

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