Good Morning, Boys! is a 1937 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and featuring Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, Martita Hunt, Lilli Palmer and Peter Gawthorne. It was made at the Gainsborough Studios in Islington.
|Good Morning, Boys!|
|Directed by||Marcel Varnel|
|Written by||Leslie Arliss|
|Produced by||Edward Black|
|Edited by||R.E. Dearing|
|Music by||Louis Levy|
|Distributed by||Gaumont British Distributors|
The film marked the first appearance of both Peter Gawthorne and Charles Hawtrey in a Will Hay film, both of whom would go onto act as straight men to Hay in his future films.
Will Hay plays the roguish headmaster, Dr Twist, of a dubious boarding school for boys. Twist bets on the horses with his pupils and teaches them little. Colonel Willoughby-Gore attempts to sack the incompetent Twist but is foiled when he and his boys, after fraudulently gaining resounding success in a French examination, are invited to Paris by the French ministry of education.
In Paris they become involved with a gang of criminals, including escaped convict Arty Jones, father of one of the boys, and Yvette, a night club singer, who are attempting to steal the Mona Lisa from the Louvre and replace it with a duplicate.
- Will Hay as Dr Benjamin Twist
- Martita Hunt as Lady Bagshott
- Peter Gawthorne as Col. Willoughby-Gore
- Graham Moffatt as Albert Brown
- Fewlass Llewellyn as The Dean
- Mark Daly as Arty Jones
- Peter Godfrey as Cliquot
- C. Denier Warren as Minister of Education
- Lilli Palmer as Yvette
- Charles Hawtrey as Septimus
- George Ravenscroft as one of the boys
Allmovie wrote, "the magnificent Will Hay re-creates his vaudeville characterization of a supercilious schoolmaster...But the inimitable, toothless Moore Marriott (aka "Harbottle") is conspicuous by his absence."
- ^ Wood p.90
- ^ "Good Morning, Boys (1937) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
- Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
- Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.