Boys Will Be Boys


1h 20m 1936

Brief Synopsis

Will Hay is a teacher in a prison, who applies for the Headship of Narkover, a public school. This is the first screen appearance of Hay in his (to be ) famous schoolmaster role, in a story based on Dr Smart-Alec, the character created by John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Michael Morton (J.B. Morton, "Beachcomber")

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1936
Premiere Information
London opening: Jul 1935
Production Company
Gainsborough Pictures, Ltd.; Gaumont-British Picture Corp.
Distribution Company
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Country
Great Britain and United States
Screenplay Information
Based on characters created by J. B. "Beachcomber" Morton.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Synopsis

Dr. Alec Smart, the headmaster of a boy's school, thwarts the plans of the jewel thief father of one of his pupils.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1936
Premiere Information
London opening: Jul 1935
Production Company
Gainsborough Pictures, Ltd.; Gaumont-British Picture Corp.
Distribution Company
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Country
Great Britain and United States
Screenplay Information
Based on characters created by J. B. "Beachcomber" Morton.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

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Notes

No contemporary reviews or release dates among American publications were found for this film, though it was copyrighted in the United States. Modern sources include Producer Michael Balcon and Songs Leslie Sarony and Leslie Holmes in the production.