Dandy Dick

Dandy Dick

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This 1935 film farce was an early showcase for the comedic brilliance of Will Hay, marking the first of four collaborations with American director William Beaudine. Based on Arthur Wing Pinero’s 1887 stage play, Dandy Dick also features a minor role for Moore Marriott, later ‘Jeremiah Harbottle’ in the hugely successful run of Hay comedies made throughout the thirties. Dandy Dick is presented here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

The Very Reverend Richard Jedd has a problem: the church spire, now in a parlous state of repair, will cost nearly £1,000 to fix. When various money-raising schemes go awry, he is persuaded to waive his principles and bet what’s left of his savings on Dandy Dick, a 10-1 odds-on at the local races. A simple tonic to enhance the nag’s performance seems a good idea… but when the butler decides to intervene, the respectable clergyman finds himself in the middle of a doping scandal – and worse!

Cast In Alphabetical Order

Davy Burnaby as Sir William Mardon Esmond Knight as Tony Mardon Hal Gordon as Mullins John Singer as Freddie Kathleen Harrison as Jane the Maid Mignon O'Doherty as Georgiana Jedd Mike Johnson as Council Member Moore Marriott as Stableboy Nancy Burne as Pamela Jedd O.B. Clarence as Council Member Prince Monolulu as Racing Tipster Robert Nainby as Bale Syd Crossley as Wilkins Wally Patch as Police Constable Topping Will Hay as The Rev. Richard Jedd


Directed by William Beaudine Produced by Walter C. Mycroft Adapted from the play by Arthur Pinero Adaptation, scenario and dialogue by
William Beaudine, Clifford Grey, Will Hay & Frank Miller Running Time 70 minutes. Theatrical Release 1935

Synopsis Taken From DVD Cover ©2013 Network

Film Images ©1935 Studiocanal Films Ltd.

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