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Oh, Mr. Porter!

One of Gainsborough’s best – and that is saying something indeed – this is really a reworking of Arnold ‘Godfrey’ Ridley’s The Ghost Train, but importantly with Will Hay and not Arthur Askey, a substitution we’re well in favour of. Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt are in tow of course lending their own particular light to shine off of the great comedian-astronomer who remains the star of the piece in any case. Not particularly long it manages however to pack every minute with laughs and surprises that bear up to constant repeat viewing. When you hear about the latest comedy sensation concocted by the newest groundbreaking team of wunderkind and what amazing work they are doing, look back on the likes of this and realise that it was all done nearly seventy years before and with greater panache and style than anyone in recent times has ever mustered.

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  1. richardpd

    September 22, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    I was watching this again recently & it still very funny, with plenty of set pieces of buffoonery leading up to the final chase.

    Just the sort of film for a lazy Saturday afternoon.

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