Wolf's Clothing (1936)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The popularity of musical-comedy favorite Jack Hulbert sometimes obscured the fact that his brother Claude was a talented farceur in his own right. In Wolf's Clothing, Claude Hulbert plays Ambrose Girling, an upper-class twit who happens to be the exact double of a notorious international assassin. Forced to pose as his look-alike, Ambrose gets mixed up in a sinister espionage plot, with such fringe benefits as fancy clothes and gorgeous girls. Lili Palmer, who'd only been in England for a year or so, makes one of her earliest appearances as the ingenue (a role curiously overlooked in most official resumes of Palmer's career). Based on a stage comedy by Evadne Price and Brock Williams, Wolf's Clothing represents the second British directorial effort of Hungarian-born Andrew Marton.

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danger, agent [representative], espionage, hitman, klutz, mistaken-identity