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Comedy Tonight: Ask a Policeman


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A season of comedy films with the great laughter-makers.
Starring Will Hay
with Graham Moffatt and Moore Marriott

In the sleepy village of Turnbotham Round the forces of law and order, represented by Sergeant Dudfoot, Harbottle, and Albert, remain blissfully unaware that the area is a hotbed of smuggling.


Screenplay: Marriot Edgar
Screenplay: Val Guest
From a story by: Sidney Gilliat
Produced and directed by: Marcel Varnel
Sergeant Dudfoot: Will Hay
Albert: Graham Moffatt
Harbottle: Moore Marriott
Emily: Glennis Lorimer
Chief Constable: Peter Gawthorne
The Squire: Charles Oliver
Coastguard: Herbert Lomas

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