Old Mother Riley in Business

Old Mother Riley in Business is a 1941 British comedy film directed by John Baxter and starring Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane and Cyril Chamberlain.[1] It was the sixth in the long-running Old Mother Riley series of films. Old Mother Riley's pub faces competition from a large chain store nearby, causing her to declare war on it.

Old Mother Riley in Business
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Directed byJohn Baxter
Produced byJohn Baxter
Written byGeoffrey Orme
Con West
Story byRoger Clegg
Barbara K. Emary
StarringArthur Lucan
Kitty McShane
Charles Victor
Cyril Chamberlain
Music byKennedy Russell
CinematographyJames Wilson
Edited byMichael C. Chorlton
Distributed byButcher's Film Service
Release date
12 April 1941 (UK)
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summary

Old Mother Riley comes to the rescue of local shopkeepers after a ruthless chain, "Golden Stores" makes its aggressive presence felt. The boisterous Irish washerwoman gives the chain stores boss a push into the river and soon finds herself a wanted woman, donning a nurse's outfit to escape from the hospital in which she is hiding.[2]



  1. "BFI | Film & TV Database | Old Mother Riley in Business (1940)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  2. "Old Mother Riley In Business Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 25 February 2014.

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