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My Learned Friend (1943)





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Will Hay, he of the pince-nez, outraged sniff, and overall demeanor of dignified incompetence, stars in (and codirects) another of his popular British comedies. In My Learned Friend, Hay is a seedy lawyer, one of several people targeted for death by a vengeful escaped convict. As the criminal's victims pile up, Hay can't help but feel a bit insecure. When he ends up the only survivor on the list, Hay begins to really worry. A slapstick climax on the clock-face of Big Ben caps this rapid-fire comedy of murders. Released in 1943, My Learned Friend was Will Hay's final film; he died of a lingering illness in 1949.


Will Hay
as William Fitch
Claude Hulbert
as Claude Babbington
Mervyn Johns
as Grimshaw
Charles Victor
as 'Safety' Wilson
Lawrence Hanray
as Sir Norman
Aubrey Mallalieu
as Magistrate
Eddie Phillips
as `Basher' Blake
G.H. Mulcaster
as Dr. Scudamore
Lloyd Pearson
as Col. Chudleigh
Valerie White
as (uncredited)
Victor Weske
as Chinese Actor
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Angus MacPhail and John Dighton have written a wealth of craziness into this screen play which emerges as a farce in the best and most violent tradition.

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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