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Laugh It Off (1940 film)

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Genre  Musical
Country  United Kingdom
Director  John Baxter
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Language  English
Laugh It Off (1940 film) movie poster
Release date  9 March 1940 (UK)
Writer  Bridget Boland (screenplay), Bridget Boland (story), Austin Melford
Directors  John Baxter, , Wallace Orton
Cast  Tommy Trinder, Jean Colin, Anthony Hulme, Charles Victor, Edward Lexy, Marjorie Browne, Ida Barr
Similar movies  Ramsbottom Rides Again (1955), Love on the Dole (1941), Let the People Sing (1942)

Laugh It Off is a 1940 British musical comedy film directed by John Baxter and Wallace Orton and starring Tommy Trinder, Jean Colin, Anthony Hulme and Marjorie Browne. It was made at Walton Studios with November 1939 just after the outbreak of war.

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Plot

At the start of World War II, Concert party entertainer Tommy Towers is drafted into service. He immediately gets on the wrong side of commanding officer Sergeant Major Slaughter, but after saving the camp show with his show business expertise, Tommy is granted a commission.

Cast

  • Tommy Trinder as Tommy Towers
  • Jean Colin as Sally
  • Anthony Hulme as Somers
  • Marjorie Browne as Peggy
  • Edward Lexy as Sergeant Major Slaughter
  • Ida Barr as Mrs McNab
  • Charles Victor as Colonel
  • Peter Gawthorne as General
  • Wally Patch as Sergeant
  • Warren Jenkins as Pat
  • John Laurie as Jock
  • Critical reception

    TV Guide called it "a fairly entertaining effort."

    References

    Laugh It Off (1940 film) Wikipedia
    Laugh It Off (1940 film) IMDb


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