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Back-Room Boy

Back-Room Boy

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Comedy (1942) 82 minutes ~ Black & White


Bored BBC backroom boy Arthur Pilbeam (Arthur Askey) transmits timekeeping ‘pips’ over the radio in Morse code, and finds himself banished to Scotland to set up a new weather station at an Orkney island lighthouse. To his delight a boatload of models are shipwrecked - then the girls start to vanish one by one. Nazi spies are behind it, but Arthur gets the better of them, also posing as a mermaid to lure an enemy battleship into a minefield.

Director: Herbert Mason

Writers: J.O.C. Orton (original story and screenplay), Val Guest (original story and screenplay) and Marriott Edgar (original story and screenplay)

Stars: Arthur Askey, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Googie Withers













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