Those Were the Days

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Adapted from Arthur Pinero's relentlessly popular stage farce The Magistrate, Those Were the Days was a perfect early vehicle for the comedic brilliance of Will Hay. Hay's feature-length debut is a typically entertaining study of the upstanding but ineffectual magistrate, Mr Poskett, while a youthful John Mills is the 20-year-old stepson who must pretend to be 15 to preserve the secret of his mother's falsified age; Angela Baddeley and veteran character-comedians Claude Allister, H.F. Maltby and George Graves are among an impressive supporting cast.

Those Were the Days

Presented in a brand-new digital transfer from the original film elements, this rare cinematic gem – directed by former variety star Thomas Bentley – notably includes a wonderful evocation of the atmosphere of an 1890s music hall, with Lily Morris and Harry Bedford among a number of leading acts featured.

Those Were the Days

SPECIAL FEATURES
[] Image Gallery
[] Original Script PDF

Those Were the Days


Reference
7954097
Year
1934
Director
Thomas Bentley
Actor
John Mills
Media
Film
Format
DVD
Label
The British Film
Genre
Comedy
Barcode
5027626409746
Classification
TBC
Number of Discs
1
Picture
1.33:1 / Black and White
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
77 mins approx

Reference
7954097
Year
1934
Director
Thomas Bentley
Actor
John Mills
Media
Film
Format
DVD
Label
The British Film
Genre
Comedy
Barcode
5027626409746
Classification
TBC
Number of Discs
1
Picture
1.33:1 / Black and White
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
77 mins approx