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4.0 out of 5 stars aaaay aaaaay oaaayyy!, 24 Nov 2004
This review is from: The Will Hay Collection [DVD] [1938] (DVD)
Will Hay was without question one of the best music hall and film comedians of his time.
In these heady days of easycome-easygo humour, it is easy to forget that good comedy has been around for a long long time. I doubt your average 20+yrs old would come across, or wish to see, this sort of black and white film humour; but what a little gem they will be missing.
Look beyond the the black and white footage, the dated topics of converstion and you see a rich tapestry of wit and timeless humour.
Will Hay has the timing of a comic genious, and his two sidekicks
are equally brilliant.
Oh Mr Porter is considered a classic of it's time and I wouldn't argue with that. It does get a little slow towards the end but is more than madeup for by the beginning.
There is no swearing, no violence, no innuendo, just a brilliant script and great acting.
Will Hay made several great films; probabaly the best are Oh Mr Porter, Old Bones, Boys will be Boys, Good Morning Boys and Where's the fire. Some are a bit too long and loose a little on plot, but some idividual scenes are 'diamonds'. If you are not sure about buying the whole set, maybe buy one of the ones I recommend and see if you enjoy it.
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Initial post: 28 Dec 2013 00:09:40 GMT
Take it from this 20+ (28) there are some of us around who love Will Hay ;) I have done since the age of 5 when i first saw Oh Mr Porter. ..Now if i could only get my Girlfriend (24) to agree watch the damn films.. lol. Amazing review and couldn't have put it better myself. A+
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