British Cinema Collection: Old Mother Riley

British Cinema Collection: Old Mother Riley

     
 

Decades before either Dame Edna or Madea took the stage, another in-drag character swept up legions of fans: Old Mother Riley. Music hall comedian Arthur Lucan donned a dress and bonnet and created the Riley character, a high-strung, salty-mouthed Irish washerwoman who headlined her own series of comedies in Britain from the late 1930s through the early 1950s. They… See more details below

Overview

Decades before either Dame Edna or Madea took the stage, another in-drag character swept up legions of fans: Old Mother Riley. Music hall comedian Arthur Lucan donned a dress and bonnet and created the Riley character, a high-strung, salty-mouthed Irish washerwoman who headlined her own series of comedies in Britain from the late 1930s through the early 1950s. They were generally produced on a shoestring budget, for companies such as Butcher's; most, though not all, were directed by Maclean Rogers. At their peak, the Riley films were as popular in the UK as Laurel & Hardy or Abbott & Costello were in the States. This collection from VCI Entertainment presents 6 of the 15 original Riley comedies; Old Mother Riley In Paris (1938) , Old Mother Riley M.P. (1939), Old Mother Riley's New Venture (1949), Old Mother Riley Headmistress (1950), Old Mother Riley's Jungle Treasure (1951) and Mother Riley Meets the Vampire.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/25/2010
UPC:
0089859857720
Rating:
NR
Source:
Vci Video
Region Code:
0
Time:
7:30:00

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- British Cinema Collection: Old Mother Riley
1. Intro [1:46]
2. It's the Hours [3:35]
3. Reinstatement [8:37]
4. It's Her Mother [6:07]
5. To Paris [6:12]
6. Fit and Well [6:14]
7. Dancing With an Englishman [6:06]
8. Insurance Money [1:42]
9. Parachutes [6:05]
10. Without a Passport [8:19]
11. La Police [10:28]
12. A French Bedroom [7:25]
1. Intro [5:36]
2. Sailor Jack [5:47]
3. A Little Serious [6:29]
4. Friends, Romans [4:55]
5. New Opponent [5:32]
6. New Flat [1:45]
7. Taking It to the Streets [1:00]
8. A Clue [1:12]
9. Good Clean Fun [1:02]
10. Dropping the Charge [1:09]
11. Riley Sways [1:06]
12. Emperor [:54]
1. Intro [4:31]
2. Washer Out! [4:58]
3. head of the Hotel [9:09]
4. Meet the Staff [6:05]
5. No and Yes [5:52]
6. Riley's Room [5:44]
7. Statuesque [5:28]
8. Don't Start [4:07]
9. Cathleen [5:58]
10. Jailbird [10:39]
11. Airport [8:45]
12. Welcome Back [7:42]
Disc #2 -- British Cinema Collection: Old Mother Riley
1. Intro [6:20]
2. Young Ladies [3:21]
3. Mr Hugh [7:03]
4. Black & White [6:12]
5. Learning Hers [6:20]
6. Me Lawyer [6:03]
7. A Flavor [4:41]
8. Now Girls [7:06]
9. Count Your Blessings [4:56]
10. Successful Term [5:45]
11. Two Gentleman [7:02]
12. Operation Riley [9:36]
1. Intro [4:00]
2. Stay Calm [6:02]
3. Sell the Business [6:11]
4. A Buyer [5:55]
5. Spooks [5:06]
6. Curiosity Shop[ [7:18]
7. A Bomb! [6:35]
8. Wrong End [6:17]
9. Drums? [5:52]
10. Walla Walla! [6:07]
11. Snake Charmer [6:32]
12. Dinner? [5:45]
1. Intro [3:43]
2. Cut the Keckle [6:20]
3. Creepy Sleeper [6:21]
4. Special Delivery [6:47]
5. Master Calling Robot [7:40]
6. Missing Mrs [7:17]
7. Being 'Got Ready' [5:54]
8. Terrifying Disovery [5:40]
9. Among Friends [5:47]
10. Fun House [4:23]
11. Old Vampire [5:51]
12. Escape [4:59]

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