Old Mother Riley's Circus

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1941
  • Running time: 80 min
Old Mother Riley's Circus is a 1941 British comedy film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane and John Longden. Old Mother Riley takes over a struggling circus and makes a huge success of it. The trade ad poster proclaims,... read more

Old Mother Riley's Circus is a 1941 British comedy film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane and John Longden. Old Mother Riley takes over a struggling circus and makes a huge success of it. The trade ad poster proclaims, "A LAUGH - A YELL - A ROAR - A LUCANQUAKE!" The film was made at the Rock Studios in Elstree by British National Films. It was the final film by Bentley, who had been a leading British director during the silent era and early sound era.

Original Release

12/10/1941

Cast

John Longden Bill
Arthur Lucan Mrs. Riley
Edgar Driver Bobo the Clown
Kitty McShane Kitty Riley
Beckett Bould Davis
Roy Emerton Santley, circus owner
O.B. Clarence Lawyer
Syd Crossley The Bailiff
Hector Abbas Wizista, the hypnotist
W.T. Holland Character
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Thomas Bentley

Writers

Barbara K. Emary, Arthur Lucan, Geoffrey Orme, Con West

Cast

John Longden Bill
Arthur Lucan Mrs. Riley
Edgar Driver Bobo the Clown
Kitty McShane Kitty Riley
Beckett Bould Davis
Roy Emerton Santley, circus owner
O.B. Clarence Lawyer
Syd Crossley The Bailiff
Hector Abbas Wizista, the hypnotist
W.T. Holland Character
John Turnbull Cinema Manager
Iris Vandeleur Landlady
Nora Gordon 1st Charwoman
Ben Williams Lucky
Jennie Gregson 2nd Charwoman
Laurence Hanray Cheddar, KC (as Laurence Hanray)
Ernest Sefton Policeman
Harry Koady Circus Performer
May Norton Cast member
Speedy Circus Performer

Producers

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