Monday Night at The Movies
Hue & Cry/The Plank
Hue & Cry (1947) is regarded as the very first Ealing Comedy. An energetic combination of youthful adventure and comic book fantasy it stars a number of familiar and much-loved faces, from a young Harry Fowler who is an East End kid addicted to an adventure weekly and becomes convinced that a series of burglaries are related to its storyline as well as a pre-Dixon of Dock Green, Jack Warner and the eccentric writer of the weekly played by Alastair Sim.
It is accompanied by The Plank, a 1967 British slapstick comedy short film that follows the misadventures of two builders who require a floorboard. It was written and directed by Eric Sykes and the cast features many of the top comedians and comic actors of the time including Sykes, Tommy Cooper, Jimmy Edwards and Roy Castle.
Date of event:27th June 2016