Oh, Mr Porter!. William Porter (Will Hay). Copyright: Gainsborough Pictures 1928 Limited.

Oh, Mr Porter!

Oh, Mr Porter!. Copyright: Gainsborough Pictures 1928 Limited.

Oh, Mr Porter!

The inept railway worker William Porter has been made station master in a small village in Northern Ireland. Starring Will Hay

Genre
Film
Released
1937
Creator
Frank Launder
Starring
Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott, Sebastian Smith, Agnes Lauchlan, Percy Walsh, Dennis Wyndham and Dave O'Toole
Writers
J.O.C. Orton, Val Guest and Marriott Edgar
Director
Marcel Varnel
Producer
Edward Black

William Porter is an incompetent railway worker. However, due to some family connections, a suitable promotion has been found for him suitably far away.

Porter has been given the job of station master in Buggleskelly, a remote village on the border of Northern Ireland and Irish Free State. Not only is the station very remote and thus hardly ever used, but the locals also believe the One-Eyed Joe the Miller haunts the line, so no-one will use it after dark.

That doesn't stop Porter getting his staff, Harbottle and Albert, from doing some work and trying to get some passengers to use the line, but why would the local football team need to travel with their own goalposts?

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
81 minutes
Release date
1937
Production company
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Sunday 29th September 2019 at 6:35am on TPTV

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