DirectorMarcel Varnel Music directorLouis Levy Duration CountryUnited Kingdom
WriterLeslie Arliss, Marriott Edgar Release dateJanuary 1937 CastWill Hay (Dr. Benjamin Twist), Martita Hunt (Lady Bogshott), Fewlass Llewellyn (The Dean), Mark Daly (Arty Jones), C. Denier Warren (Minister of Education), Will Hay Jr. (Clarence) Similar moviesDetachment, Wushu
Lilli palmer in good morning boys 1937
Good Morning, Boys is a 1937 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and featuring Will Hay, Martita Hunt, Lilli Palmer and Peter Gawthorne. It was made at the Gainsborough Studios in Islington.
The film marked the first appearance of both Peter Gawthorne and Charles Hawtrey in a Will Hay film, both of whom would go onto act as straight men to Hay in his future films.
Will Hay plays the roguish headmaster, Dr Twist, of a dubious boarding school for boys. Twist bets on the horses with his pupils and teaches them little. Colonel Willoughby-Gore attempts to sack the incompetent Twist but is foiled when he and his boys, after fraudulently gaining resounding success in a French examination, are invited to Paris by the French ministry of education.
In Paris they become involved with a gang of criminals, including escaped convict Arty Jones, father of one of the boys, and Yvette, a night club singer, who are attempting to steal the Mona Lisa from the Louvre and replace it with a duplicate.
Will Hay as Dr Benjamin Twist
Martita Hunt as Lady Bagshott
Peter Gawthorne as Col. Willoughby-Gore
Graham Moffatt as Albert Brown
Fewlass Llewellyn as The Dean
Mark Daly as Arty Jones
Peter Godfrey as Cliquot
C. Denier Warren as Minister of Education
Lilli Palmer as Yvette
Charles Hawtrey as Septimus
George Ravenscroft as one of the boys
Allmovie wrote, "the magnificent Will Hay re-creates his vaudeville characterization of a supercilious schoolmaster...But the inimitable, toothless Moore Marriott (aka "Harbottle") is conspicuous by his absence."