Laugh It Off (1940 film)
Laugh It Off is a 1940 British musical comedy film directed by John Baxter and Wallace Orton, and starring Tommy Trinder, Jean Colin, Anthony Hulme and Marjorie Browne. It was filmed at Walton Studios starting in November 1939, just after the outbreak of war.
|Laugh It Off|
|Directed by||John Baxter|
|Produced by||John Corfield|
|Written by||Bridget Boland|
Austin Melford (dialogue)
|Story by||Bridget Boland|
|Music by||Marr Mackie|
|Edited by||Michael C. Chorlton|
|Distributed by||Anglo-American Film Corporation (UK)|
|9 March 1940 (UK)|
At the start of World War II, Concert party entertainer Tommy Towers is drafted into service. He immediately gets on the wrong side of commanding officer Sergeant Major Slaughter, but after saving the camp show with his show business expertise Tommy is granted a commission.
TV Guide called it "a fairly entertaining effort".
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- Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.