Old Mother Riley Joins Up

Old Mother Riley Joins Up is a 1940 British comedy film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane, Martita Hunt, Bruce Seton and Garry Marsh.[1] It was part of the long-running Old Mother Riley series.

Old Mother Riley Joins Up
Directed byMaclean Rogers
Produced byJohn Corfield
Written byKathleen Butler
Maisie Sharman
Con West
Story byJack Marks
StarringArthur Lucan
Kitty McShane
Martita Hunt
Music byRonnie Munro
CinematographyJames Wilson
Edited byJames Corbett
Distributed byAnglo-American Film Corporation
Release date
24 February 1940 (UK)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summary

Old Mother Riley, working as a nurse, is forced to volunteer for the Auxiliary Territorial Service. There is chaos until she is able to prevent Nazi spies from getting their hands on important documents.[2]


Critical reception

TV Guide called the film, "a tolerable romp that kept patriotic English fires burning during the early part of WW II."[3]


  1. "BFI | Film & TV Database | OLD MOTHER RILEY JOINS UP (1939)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  2. "Old Mother Riley Joins Up (1939) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  3. "Old Mother Riley Joins Up Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 26 February 2014.

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