Best Of British: More! Northern Comedy

  |  Buy to Own: 18/08/2008
  |  253 min
Rated U by the BBFC


A collection of British film comedies from the 1930s, '40s and '50s. In 'School for Randle' (1949), school caretaker 'Flatfoot' Mason (Frank Randle) had his daughter Betty (Terry Randall) adopted when his wife died. With Betty now a teenager and about to become a pupil at the school, Randle's sudden interest causes friction with other staff members who tell him to back off. But when Betty becomes aware of his seemingly cold shoulder, she decides to run away to the bright lights, hotly pursued by her father and his fellow caretakers. In 'The Gay Dog' (1954), Jim Gay (Wilfred Pickles) owns a racing greyhound called 'Raving Beauty'. With the big race only days away, Jim pretends that the dog is in bad shape in order to lengthen its odds and clean up at the bookies. But keeping up the pretence with his wife, daughter, the whole street, and the inveterate gamblers played by Jon Pertwee and Peter Butterworth is no easy task. 'The Penny Pool' (1937) features Duggie Wakefield and his Crazy Gang who come to the assistance of young lovers Tommy Bancroft (Tommy Fields) and Renee Harland (Louanne Shaw), who have been sacked from their jobs for filling in the penny football pools during work hours. But the Crazy Gang's assistance is not always useful! In 'Stick 'Em Up' (1950), Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss team up as a pair of inept private detectives who are engaged to save a young man who is charged with murder from the gallows. With detectives like this pair on his side, the young man will be lucky to escape with his life!

Contains very mild language and sex references
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