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The Arthur Askey Collection (1944) (Box Set) [DVD] [DVD / Box Set]
The Arthur Askey Collection (1944) (Box Set) [DVD] [DVD / Box Set]
  • The Arthur Askey Collection (1944) (Box Set) [DVD] [DVD / Box Set]

The Arthur Askey Collection (1944) (Box Set) [DVD] [DVD / Box Set]

Format:
DVD
UK Certification:
U
Region:
Region 2
Publisher:
ITV Global Entertaiment Ltd
Genre:
Films cinema|Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Number of Items:
6 disc(s)
Media Format:
DVD
MSRP: £24.99
Price: £12.29
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Description
Six classic Arthur Askey comedies. 'Back Room Boy' (1942) follows the antics of Askey and a timid meterologist who are packed off to an Orkney Island lighthouse. After a bit of mucking about they go off hot on the trail of a band of Nazi spies. 'Band Waggon' (1940) is a spin-off movie from Askey's popular BBC radio programme of the same name. After being evicted from Broadcasting House, Arthur and Richard 'Stinker' Murdoch move to a castle where they stumble upon television equipment which they use to put on a show. The show is of course the ideal vehicle for the variety acts from the radio show. In 'Bees in Paradise' (1944), Askey plays a pilot who bales out over Paradise Island, not knowing that he is about to land in a bee-worshipping colony of women and that he is about to become a drone for the queen bee. When he finds out that, as custom demands, he is due to be sacrificed two months after the honeymoon, he soon starts thinking about escape. The women of course have other ideas. In 'King Arthur Was a Gentleman' (1942), Askey is a newly recruited soldier who finds himself stationed in King Arthur County. Naturally when he unexpectedly chances upon a sword he is convinced it belonged to Arthur and that now he is indestructible. In 'Miss London Ltd.' (1943), Askey stars as a man trying to save his flagging escort agency. A new partner suggests getting some new girls in, just in time for the soldiers' leave. The film features English singing favourite of the 1940s, Anne Shelton. In 'I Thank You' (1941), the perils, humiliations and humour of trying to run a second-rate theatrical company are further compounded when financial aid, given by the former famous music-hall star Lady Randall (Lily Morris), is withdrawn. Not to be defeated, the stars decide the show must go on and devise a plan to persuade her to reinvest.
Starring
Lily Morris
Format
DVD
Country
United Kingdom
UK Certification
U
Region
Region 2
Publisher
ITV Global Entertaiment Ltd
Genre
Films cinema|Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Colour
B/W
Publication Date
13 Aug 2012
Catalogue No
3711535433
Edition
Box Set
Director
Herbert Mason
Director
Marcel Varnel
Director
Val Guest
Producer
Edward Black
Producer
Maurice Ostrer
Writer
Gordon Crier
Writer
Marriott Edgar
Writer
Robert Edmunds
Writer
Val Guest
Writer
Vernon Harris
Music
Bob Busby
Music
Noel Gay
Duration
494
Year of Release
1944
Number of Items
6 disc(s)
Media Format
DVD
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Directors: Herbert Mason, Marcel Varnel, Val Guest
Producers: Edward Black, Maurice Ostrer
Writers: Gordon Crier, Marriott Edgar, Robert Edmunds, Val Guest, Vernon Harris
Musics: Bob Busby, Noel Gay
Actors: Lily Morris, Arthur Askey, Moore Marriott, Googie Withers, Vera Frances, Graham Moffatt, Anne Shelton, Peter Graves, Ronald Shiner, Jean Kent, Evelyn Dall, Jack Train, Richard Hearne, Richard Murdoch, Max Bacon, Patricia Kirkwood, Antoinette Cellier, Joy Shelton, Kathleen Harrison, Peter Gawthorne, Beatrice Varley, Felix Aylmer, Donald Calthrop, Wally Patch

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