“Oh, Mr. Porter!” is a British comedy film released in 1937, directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Will Hay, Moore Marriott, and Graham Moffatt. The film tells the story of a bumbling railway stationmaster named William Porter (played by Will Hay) who is transferred to a remote station in Northern Ireland.
Upon arriving at the station, Porter discovers that his staff consists of two elderly and incompetent assistants, Harbottle (played by Moore Marriott) and Albert (played by Graham Moffatt). Despite their shortcomings, Porter tries to make the best of the situation and keep the station running smoothly.
However, things quickly go awry when Porter mistakenly allows a group of Irish rebels to board a train and escape from the police. He also becomes entangled in a plot to steal a valuable painting, and finds himself on the wrong side of the law.
Despite his misadventures, Porter manages to win the hearts of the locals and even finds love with a local girl named Moira (played by Anne Firth). In the end, he saves the day by apprehending the thieves and restoring order to the station.
“Oh, Mr. Porter!” is a classic British comedy that showcases the talents of Will Hay, Moore Marriott, and Graham Moffatt. The film’s slapstick humor and witty dialogue have made it a favorite among audiences for generations.
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Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt