I Thank You (1941)

The film is set in London during World War II at the time of the Blitz. The leads are a couple of out of work variety entertainers who use great ingenuity in their efforts to get financial assistance to “put on a show”. Hoping to put their proposal to the formidable Lady Randall, ex-music hall star Lily Morris, they infiltrate her house in the guise of a servant (Murdoch) and cook (Askey – in drag).

Readers Comments (3)

  1. Another nostalgic gem!

  2. Robert Russell June 26, 2015 @ 2:27 pm

    This film is very reminiscent of its time – UK actors pretending to be from America, gross vandalism masquerading as humour, greedy and incompetent producers cheating people out of their life savings in sure-to-fail theatre productions all rolled together as “fun”. Still, it is from 1941 and in the midst of the Blitz where all London property was being destroyed and it’s essentially about remembering your roots and not being a snob even when you get lucky. If you can bear the wanton destruction of art, it’s worth watching.

  3. This is a prime example of what it is. A low budget B resembling an off broadway stage play circa 1941. I have to be in the right frame of mind to watch Arthur Askey movies because it is fluff. But I’m not sure fluff is entirely a bad thing. There are certainly dumber, less funny movies than this one. 5/10 in my book. But I think it’s style is dated, even for 1941.

    Here comes Mr. Jordan was the #1 comedy in 1941, so you kind of see what the public taste was.

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