Back-Room Boy

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Askey's an incompetent young meteorologist sent to a remote Orkney lighthouse, where he somehow rumbles a Nazi spy ring. This is typical Will Hay and the Crazy Gang territory: chaotic, childish, and much improved by the mugging of Hay's old sidekicks, Marriott and Moffatt. Co-writer Val Guest recycles many of the situations and jokes he patented in Oh, Mr Porter! and The Frozen Limits. Derivative but fun.

Release details

Duration: 82 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Herbert Mason
Screenwriter: Val Guest, Marriott Edgar, JOC Orton
Cast: Arthur Askey
Moore Marriott
Graham Moffatt
Googie Withers
Vera Francis
Joyce Howard
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