Jack Ahoy (1935)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce, Military Comedy  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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British comedy favorite Jack Hulbert is the sole raison d'etre for the existence of the raucous comedy Jack Ahoy. Hulbert plays lowly seaman Jack Ponsonby, who harbors an apparently hopeless love for admiral's daughter Patricia Frazer (Nancy O'Neil). Anxious to prove himself a hero in Patricia's eyes, Jack gets his chance when he does battle against a whole pack of Chinese river bandits. This slapstick climax is matched in silliness only by Hulbert's musical solo "My Hat's on the Side of My Head". Jack Ahoy was scripted by Sidney Gilliat and Leslie Arliss, both of whom quickly went on to bigger and better things.

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damsel-in-distress, gangster, kidnapping, love, rescue, romance, sailor, submarine