Synopsis by Hal Erickson
While the Hollywood output of director William "One-Take" Beaudine was largely uninspired, he turned out several first-rate efforts while employed in England in the mid-1930s. Beaudine's Boys Will be Boys stars the inimitable Will Hay, cast in his standard role as a pompous, ineffectual schoolmaster. Upon learning that the father (Gordon Harker) of one of his students is a thief, do-gooder Hay tries to redirect the reprobate towards the Straight and Narrow--and nearly gets pinched as a criminal himself. Hay's perennial comic foils Graham Moffatt and Moore Marriott are nowhere to be found in this escapade, but they're not really missed this time around. Star Will Hay co-wrote the screenplay with Robert Edmunds.
schoolmaster, student, criminal, father, thief, robbery, jewel-robbery