Old Mother Riley Overseas

Old Mother Riley Overseas is a 1943 British comedy film directed by Oswald Mitchell and starring Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane and Anthony Holles.[1] In the screenplay, Old Mother Riley relocates to Portugal.

Old Mother Riley Overseas
ABC cinemas British movie card
Directed byOswald Mitchell
Produced byOswald Mitchell
Written byH. Fowler Mear
Arthur Lucan (additional scenes)
Story byL.S. Deacon
Albert Mee
StarringArthur Lucan
Kitty McShane
Morris Harvey
Music byPercival Mackey
CinematographyGerald Gibbs
Edited byLito Carruthers
Distributed byAnglo-American Film Corporation
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summary

Mother Riley is tricked out of her licence for a pub, and heads for Portugal to find her daughter who is working in the wine business. Along the way she is somehow mistaken for a famous pianist, but arrives in Portugal just in time to prevent her daughter from being kidnapped. She also manages to retrieve stolen port wine.[2][3]


Critical reception

TV Guide said, "following the successful formula of Old Mother Riley in Paris, this less impressive series entry has Lucan traveling to Portugal."[4]


  1. "BFI | Film & TV Database | OLD MOTHER RILEY OVERSEAS (1943)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  2. "Old Mother Riley Overseas (1943) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  3. "Old Mother Riley Overseas | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  4. "Old Mother Riley Overseas Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014.

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