Old Mother Riley
Old Mother Riley and her daughter foil a plan of disinherited relatives to break a will, which states that a stranger must be taken in for 6 months
- Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane, Barbara Everest, Patrick Ludlow, J. Hubert Leslie, Edith Sharpe, Syd Crossley, Charles Paton and others
- Con West and John Argyle
- Oswald Mitchell
Upon the death of wealthy businessman William Briggs, his family are shocked to discover a peculiar stipulation in his will.
His son, Edwin, is to leave their large Mayfair mansion and invite the first person he meets selling the family business's product - Briggs' Matches - to live with them. If the stranger stays for at least 6 months then Edwin and his mother will each receive 50% of the significant W. Briggs estate.
However, if the guest leaves the family home for any reason before the 6 months are up, the estate will be divided between William's sister and extended family.
Naturally, each side is keen to outdo the other - and who should the first person be that Edwin meets on the street but matchseller Old Mother Riley and her daughter, Kitty...
- UK certificate
- 75 minutes
- Release date
- August 1937
- Production companies
- Also known as
- The Original Old Mother Riley (1942 re-release title)
- Black and white
- Laugh track
- Last repeat
- Sunday 28th October 2018 at 7:45am on TPTV