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Director  Marcel Varnel
Producer  Edward Black
Language  English
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
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Country  United Kingdom
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Writer  Marriott Edgar, Val Guest, Ralph Smart
Release date  26 September 1938
Screenplay  Marriott Edgar, Val Guest, Ralph Smart
Cast  Will Hay (Dr. Benjamin Twist), Moore Marriott (Jerry The Mole), Graham Moffatt (Albert Brown), Googie Withers (Lottie), Peter Gawthorne (Sir Cyril), Basil Radford (Deputy Governor)
Similar movies  Related Marcel Varnel movies

Convict 99 is a 1938 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring British comedian Will Hay and Googie Withers.

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Plot

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Incompetent Dr Benjamin Twist (Will Hay) is dismissed from his job as headmaster at St. Michaels' School (the school returns in a later film The Ghost of St. Michael's), and applies for a job in another school.

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Going for interview, he is called into another office where they are expecting John Benjamin, a strict prison governor recently arrived from Australia who is applying for the vacancy at Blakedown Prison in Devon. On the way to what Twist believes is the school, he becomes drunk, and on arrival is mistaken for Max Slessor, a prisoner who had escaped during a jailbreak.

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Designated Convict 99 and in for seven years for forgery, Twist is soon discovered to be the new Prison Governor, and once put in his (dubiously) rightful place embarks on a programme to make the prison a more friendly place for the prisoners, funding it from the proceeds of a football pools win and stock market investments.

Things take a turn for the worse, when the recaptured Slessor, aided by a phoney baroness who accuses Twist of attempted rape, escapes again with a signed cheque. Altering the figures, he draws the entire prison funds from the bank. Twist and some of the convicts head in a prison van to Limehouse, in east London, to catch Slessor, recover the lost funds and then successfully break into the bank in the middle of the night to return the money.

Cast

  • Will Hay - Dr Benjamin Twist
  • Moore Marriott - Jerry the Mole
  • Graham Moffatt - Albert
  • Googie Withers - Lottie "the Baroness"
  • Peter Gawthorne - Sir Cyril
  • Basil Radford - Deputy Governor
  • Dennis Wyndham - Head Warder
  • Wilfred Walter - Max Slessor
  • Alf Goddard - Sykes
  • Basil McGrail - Bates
  • Kathleen Harrison - Mable
  • Roddy McDowall - Jimmy
  • Teddy Brown - Slim Charlie
  • Bertha Belmore - Tiara Lady
  • George Merritt - Patrolman
  • Roy Emerton - John Benjamin
  • Leonard Sharp - Convict
  • Garry Marsh - Johnson
  • References

    Convict 99 Wikipedia
    Convict 99 IMDb Convict 99 themoviedb.org


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