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Convict 99 (1938)

Not Rated
91 min | Comedy

A disgraced school master, Benjamin Twist, is mistaken for a tough prison governor and assigned the charge of a prison for particularly hardened criminals. Believing he is being sent to a school rather than a prison, he celebrates ...See moreA disgraced school master, Benjamin Twist, is mistaken for a tough prison governor and assigned the charge of a prison for particularly hardened criminals. Believing he is being sent to a school rather than a prison, he celebrates accordingly only to find that his drunkenness accidently lands him on the wrong side of the prison bars. The Governorship is eventually restored to him, and he sets about popularising himself amongst the convicts by turning a blind eye to their shady dealings. Written by D.Giddings See less
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Writers
Cyril Campion (story) | Ralph Smart (adaptation) | Jack Davis Jr. (adaptation) (as Jack Davis Jnr.) | Val Guest (scenario) | Marriott Edgar (scenario)
Cinematographer
Arthur Crabtree (photography)
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Edit Released
Updated Jun 30, 1938

Release date
Jun 1938 (United Kingdom)

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Will Hay
Dr. Benjamin Twist Dr. Benjamin Twist   See fewer
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Moore Marriott
Jerry, The Mole Jerry, The Mole   See fewer
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Peter Gawthorne
Sir Cyril Sir Cyril   See fewer
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Basil Radford
Deputy Governor Deputy Governor   See fewer
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Dennis Wyndham
Head Warder (as Denis Wyndham) Head Warder (as Denis Wyndham)   See fewer
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Wilfred Walter
Max Slessor (as Wilfrid Walter) Max Slessor (as Wilfrid Walter)   See fewer
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Garry Marsh
Johnson Johnson   See fewer
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Graham Soutten
Raymond (as Ben Soutten) Raymond (as Ben Soutten)   See fewer
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Teddy Brown
Slim Charlie Slim Charlie   See fewer
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Roy Emerton
Colonial Colonial   See fewer
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Bertha Belmore
Lady with Tiara (uncredited) Lady with Tiara (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clifford Buckton
Prisonvan Driver (uncredited) Prisonvan Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilson Coleman
Prison Doctor (uncredited) Prison Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Noel Dainton
Scotland Yard Inspector (uncredited) Scotland Yard Inspector (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Francis
Alfred (Twist's brother) (uncredited) Alfred (Twist's brother) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Mackenzie
Warder with Rifle (uncredited) Warder with Rifle (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roddy McDowall
Jimmy (uncredited) Jimmy (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Merritt
Policeman Outside Bank (uncredited) Policeman Outside Bank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bernard Miles
Prison Warder (uncredited) Prison Warder (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Paton
Smith (uncredited) Smith (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Sharp
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Terry
Charlie - Convict (uncredited) Charlie - Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 448 votes