Oh, Mr Porter!

1937 British film / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oh, Mr Porter! is a 1937 British comedy film starring Will Hay with Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt and directed by Marcel Varnel. While not Hay's commercially most successful (although it grossed £500,000 at the box office – equal to about £34,000,000 at 2020 value), it is probably his best-known film to modern audiences. It is widely acclaimed as the best of Hay's work, and a classic of its genre. The film had its first public showing in November 1937 and went on general release on 3 January 1938. The plot of Oh, Mr Porter was loosely based on the Arnold Ridley play The Ghost Train. The title was taken from Oh! Mr Porter, a music hall song.

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Oh, Mr Porter!
(left to right) Graham Moffatt as Albert, Moore Marriott as Harbottle, and Will Hay as William Porter
Directed byMarcel Varnel
Written byJ. O. C. Orton
Marriott Edgar
Val Guest
Based onstory by Frank Launder
Arnold Ridley (play)
Produced byEdward Black
StarringWill Hay
Graham Moffatt
Moore Marriott
CinematographyArthur Crabtree
Edited byR. E. Dearing
Alfred Roome
Music byLouis Levy
Jack Beaver
Distributed byGainsborough Pictures
Release date
  • October 5, 1937 (1937-10-05)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom