Hi Gang! is a 1941 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon and Vic Oliver.
|Directed by||Marcel Varnel|
|Produced by||Edward Black|
|Cinematography||Jack E. Cox|
|Edited by||R. E. Dearing|
|Music by||Louis Levy|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
|27 December 1941|
It was a spin-off from the popular BBC radio series Hi Gang!. It was made by Gainsborough Pictures at Lime Grove Studios. The film's art direction was by Walter W. Murton.
Two married reporters (Daniels and Lyon) in New York City working for rival radio networks engage in cut-throat competition, assisted by an incompetent with big ideas (Oliver). A publicity stunt by the couple to adopt a British evacuee boy live on air goes wrong and they end up adopting Albert (Moffatt) a rowdy pub landlord's son and his cantankerous Uncle Jerry (Marriott). The final third of the film sees them all travel to England in the mistaken belief that Albert is the son of Lord Amersham.
- Bebe Daniels as The Liberty Girl
- Ben Lyon as Her Other Half
- Vic Oliver as The Nuisance with the Ideas
- Moore Marriott as Uncle Jerry
- Graham Moffatt as Albert Tomlin
- Felix Aylmer as Lord Amersham
- Percy Parsons as Hergensheimer
- Diana Beaumont as Hergensheimer's Secretary
- Jacques Brown as Botticelli
- Mavis Villiers as Botticelli's Secretary
- Maurice Rhodes as Little Ben
- Richard George as Policeman
- Georgina Mackinnon as Mrs Endicott
- MacDonald Parke as Attorney
- Esme Percy as Lord Chamberlain
- Ben Williams as Elmer
- Cook, Pam. Gainsborough Pictures. Cassell, 1997.