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Said O'Reilly to McNab (1937)

A retired businessman in Scotland, who is also a golf fanatic, will not let his daughter marry an Irish-American boy, Terry O'Reilly. Then one day O'Reilly's father shows up for a "visit"--... See full summary »

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Leslie Arliss (screenplay), Marriott Edgar (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Will Mahoney Will Mahoney ... Colonel Timothy O'Reilly
Will Fyffe ... Malcolm McNab
Ellis Drake Ellis Drake ... Mrs. McNab
Jean Winstanley Jean Winstanley ... Mary McNab
James Carney James Carney ... Terence O'Reilly
Sandy McDougal Sandy McDougal ... Jock McKay
Marianne Davis Marianne Davis ... Sophie
Lillian Urquhart Lillian Urquhart ... Maggie
Percy Parsons Percy Parsons ... Mr. Dunkel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Gall Robert Gall ... Jock MacNab
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A retired businessman in Scotland, who is also a golf fanatic, will not let his daughter marry an Irish-American boy, Terry O'Reilly. Then one day O'Reilly's father shows up for a "visit"--which, as it turns out, is because he's on the run from the police in New York. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Says O'Reilly to MacNab See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (British Acoustic Film Full Range Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Bad Title, Funny Movie
20 August 2002 | by eddie-83See all my reviews

`Said O'Reilly to McNab' is an enjoyable comedy with enough laughs to satisfy me. The plot is nothing new, a young couple want to marry but their Dads don't like each other, just about sums it up. But the casting is the thing. Will Fyffe, an old Music Hall comedian, plays a mean Scotsman as he often had before and does it so well. O'Reilly is an Irish-American confidence trickster and the less-experienced Will Mahoney brings him off with some panache. The exchanges between the two Wills are highlights of the film.

Despite being a generously built man Fyffe gives us a most dainty sword dance before Mahoney, not to be outdone, performs an expert tap-dance. Fyffe also sings very pleasantly an appropriately Scottish tune `New Years Day'. Then there's a golf game with much use of the niblick (an old-fashioned 9-iron, I believe) and the usual cheating.

This vintage movie is well worth seeking out; it ran a neat 80 minutes in the beautifully clear print that I saw.


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