That's the Ticket (1940)

Genres - Action, Comedy, Spy Film  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Although London Town is usually listed as the film debut of British music-hall favorite Sid Field, he actually made his screen bow in the 1939 "quota quickie" That's the Ticket. Field and his longtime stage foil Hal Walters play Ben and Nosey, a pair of inept hat-check boys in a posh nightclub. Somehow or other, our heroes come into possession of a set of blueprints for a new submarine, much coveted by a gang of foreign spies. The prints are hidden in a top hat, which Ben manages to pass off to the wrong owner?and then the fun begins. Virtually the entire film takes place in the nightclub, allowing for a steady stream of song numbers and specialty acts.

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espionage, on-the-run, unemployment