Dirs: Basil Dearden and Will Hay
Starring: Will Hay and Mervyn Johns
A seedy lawyer finds himself marked down for assassination by a forger whom he previously defended unsuccessfully
This comedy farce was Will Hay’s last film, and the humour took on a distinctively darker turn than in his earlier films but it is still a riot. It climaxes with Will Hay, Claude Hulbert and Mervyn Johns fighting on the clock face of Big Ben. Well they aren’t really of course as it is all studio-bound but the clever set up features back-projection of Westminster Bridge ‘down below’ and trams are visible as part of this.