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Ask a Policeman (1939)

Not Rated
83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

The mirthful adventures of Police-Sergeant Samuel Dudfoot and his two constables, Albert Brown and Jeremiah Harbottle, who stage a fabricated crime-wave to save their jobs---and then find themselves involved in the real thing.
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Writers
Sidney Gilliat (story) (as Sidney Gilliatt) | Marriott Edgar (screenplay) | Val Guest (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Derick Williams (photography)
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Updated Apr 30, 1939

Release date
Aug 29, 1939 (United States)

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14 cast members
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Will Hay
Sergt. Dudfoot Sergt. Dudfoot   See fewer
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Moore Marriott
Harbottle Harbottle   See fewer
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Peter Gawthorne
Chief Constable Chief Constable   See fewer
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Charles Oliver
The Squire The Squire   See fewer
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Herbert Lomas
Coastguard Coastguard   See fewer
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Patrick Aherne
Motorist (uncredited) Motorist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Chamberlain
Radio Announcer (uncredited) Radio Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Cooper
Radio interviewer (uncredited) Radio interviewer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Noel Dainton
Revenue Officer (uncredited) Revenue Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Desmond Llewelyn
Headless Coachman (uncredited) Headless Coachman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dave O'Toole
Witness (uncredited) Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brian Worth
Broadcasting Engineer (uncredited) Broadcasting Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.7 / 10 | 677 votes