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Aren’t Men Beasts! (1937) Graham Cutts, Robertson Hare, Alfred Drayton, Billy Milton, Comedy

Aren't Men Beasts! (1937)
British groom-to-be Billy Milton is labelled a “beast” by French floozie Ellen Pollock as Milton marches down the aisle. The groom’s father, Robertson Hare, endeavors to prove his son’s innocence. Removing his trademarked monocle, Hare poses as the boy’s maiden aunt to get the goods on Pollock. Leading lady June Clyde, who moved from Hollywood to England in pursuit of better film roles, stands around a lot as the beautiful bride.

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Banana Ridge (1942) Walter C. Mycroft, Robertson Hare, Alfred Drayton, Isabel Jeans, Comedy

Banana Ridge (1942)
Another cheeky entry from the Aldwych Theatre farceurs, Banana Ridge is based on a play by Aldwych perennial Ben Travers. Alfred Drayton plays a wealthy, respected gentleman suddenly confronted with old flame Isabel Jeans. She shows up out of nowhere, claiming that her illegitimate son is his. The possibility of scandal creates a brouhaha with Drayton’s wife Adela Dixon, and daughter Nova Pilbeam. Old chum Robertson Hare offers to help Drayton out–and nearly wrecks his own marriage in the process.

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