Please Teacher (film)

Please Teacher was a 1937 British comedy film, based on a musical play by KRG Browne, Bert Lee and RP Weston.[1] This was adapted into a screenplay by Stafford Dickens, who also directed.

Not to be confused with the anime series Please Teacher!.

Please Teacher
Opening title card
Directed byStafford Dickens
Produced byWalter C. Mycroft
Screenplay byStafford Dickens
Based onan original musical play by K.R.G. Browne,
R.P. Weston
& Bert Lee
StarringBobby Howes
Vera Pearce
René Ray
Music byJack Waller
Joseph Tunbridge
Harry Acres (musical director)
CinematographyOtto Kanturek
Edited byLionel Tomlinson
Distributed byWardour Films (UK)
Release date
  • 16 February 1937 (1937-02-16) (London, UK)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


On his 30th birthday, unemployed rogue Tommy Deacon (Bobby Howes) inherits his aunt's fortune, but is informed it has been hidden in a bust of Napoleon in a country house he has also inherited. On discovering the house is now an Academy for Young Ladies, Tommy pretends to be the brother of Anne (René Ray), one of the girls, in order to gain admittance.


Critical reception

In 1937, The Sydney Morning Herald wrote, "Although a little slow in getting in to their stride, because of the sluggish opening of the story, the actors manage to vitalise a feeble plot with enough comical characterisation to make it acceptable as average entertainment."[2]


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