Category Archives: Comedy

The Navy Lark (1959)

Dull service comedy with the usual storyline of the lazy unit that has it all their own way until an uptight Captain wants to shut them down. A minesweeper unit is on Boonzey Island¬† near Portsmouth. Captain Povey has seen … Continue reading

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Maisie (1939)

First in the successful Maisie series with Ann Sothern as a Brooklyn show girl. In this debut she’s stranded in a small Wyoming town and talks herself into a job on a ranch managed by Robert Young. It’s a bit … Continue reading

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Ask A Policeman (1939)

Another comedy gem with Will Hay, Graham Moffatt and Moore Marriott. This time they’re the police force in a coastal village that hasn’t had a crime for over ten years. Because of the crime free record of Turnbotham Round the … Continue reading

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Tell It To The Judge (1945)

An attempt at wackiness about a woman being considered for the Supreme Court and if her recent divorcee will have any effect on her ability to do the job. It’s the usual screwball antics of fast talking etc. topped off … Continue reading

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Not On Your Nellie (1974-75)

One of the funniest sitcoms to come out of Britain or anyplace else.¬† Hylda Baker is a marvel to watch as Nellie Pickersgull, the landlady of the pub The Brown Cow in Chelsea. Her father is in ill health and … Continue reading

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My Sister Eileen (1942)

Screwball comedy that can wear you out with its mile a minute dialogue and wacky characters that won’t go away. I was ready to hang it up two-thirds of the way through. Glad I didn’t. The last shot was a … Continue reading

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The Duke Of West Point (1938)

Louis Hayward is excellent as an American who spent eight years in England, including time at Cambridge. Now following family tradition he brings his acquired English accent to join the Corps of Cadets at West Point. Also excellent as a … Continue reading

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