Release date9 March 1940 (UK) WriterBridget Boland (screenplay), Bridget Boland (story), Austin Melford DirectorsJohn Baxter, , Wallace Orton CastTommy Trinder, Jean Colin, Anthony Hulme, Charles Victor, Edward Lexy, Marjorie Browne, Ida Barr Similar moviesRamsbottom 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.
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.
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
TV Guide called it "a fairly entertaining effort."