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Old Mother Riley (1937)

Old Mother Riley and her daughter Kitty stop the plans of some disinherited relatives.


Oswald Mitchell


John Argyle (original story), Con West (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Lucan Arthur Lucan ... Old Mother Riley
Kitty McShane Kitty McShane ... Kitty Riley
Barbara Everest Barbara Everest ... Mrs. Briggs
Patrick Ludlow Patrick Ludlow ... Edwin Briggs
J. Hubert Leslie J. Hubert Leslie ... Captain Lawson
Edith Sharpe Edith Sharpe ... Matilda Lawson
Syd Crossley ... Briggs' Butler
Charles Paton ... Family Solicitor
Charles Sewell Charles Sewell ... Bishop
Edgar Driver Edgar Driver ... Bill Jones
Dorothy Vernon Dorothy Vernon ... Aggie Sparks
Zoe Wynn Zoe Wynn ... Kay Stewart (as Zöe Wynn)
F.B.J. Sharp F.B.J. Sharp ... Judge
G.H. Mulcaster G.H. Mulcaster ... Counsel for Defence
Charles Carson ... Counsel for Prosecution
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Old Mother Riley and her daughter Kitty stop the plans of some disinherited relatives.

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At one point, Mrs Riley calls her daughter Bridget instead of Kitty. Bridget has been the character's name in their stage act. See more »


Followed by Old Mother Riley in Business (1941) See more »

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The acts first feature film
15 August 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This is the first full feature film from Arthur Luca and Kitty Macshane following on from their appearance in Stars on Parade.An eccentric millionaire leaves his estate to his family on condition that they take into The home the first person who is found on the street selling his Briggs matches.That person is of course Old Mother Riley.Daughter Kitty is of course also brought along and they make themselves at home.As the months pass Riley becomes more dominating.Kitty is of course romances by a member of the family.Relatives plot to get her out of the house by planting jewels in her bedroom.A burglar friend is caught in possession of the jewels.A criminal trial takes place.Riley takes control of the defence personally and cross examine the witnesses.Riley is of course victorious.Reasonable start to long series.

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Release Date:

13 January 1938 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of Old Mother Riley See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Visatone Sound System: under licence from Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co. Ltd.)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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