Old Mother Riley's Jungle Treasure

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Old Mother Riley's Jungle Treasure
"Old Mother Riley's Jungle Treasure" (1951).jpg
Directed by Maclean Rogers
Screenplay by Val Valentine
Produced by Maclean Rogers
Starring Arthur Lucan
Kitty McShane
Cinematography James Wilson
Edited byAnne Barker
Music by Wilfred Burns
Production
company
Oakland Films
Distributed by Renown Pictures
Release date
1951
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Old Mother Riley's Jungle Treasure is a low budget 1951 British comedy film, the penultimate in the long running Old Mother Riley series starring Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane. It features an early appearance by future Carry On regular Peter Butterworth. [1]

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Husband and wife Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane had separated by the time of production, and were touring in different "Old Mother Riley" shows. This was Kitty's final Mother Riley film, and her scenes with Lucan were reputedly shot on separate days. [2]

During filming, there was a strike over pay, led by the dancer Josie Woods, who was an extra on the film. [3]

Plot summary

Mother Riley, working in an antique shop with daughter Kitty, uncovers a secret treasure map hidden in the headboard of an antique bed. With the help of the ghost of the pirate Captain Morgan, mother and daughter head for a remote tropical island in the South Seas, and begin their hunt for buried treasure. Not only do they find the fortune, but Mother Riley ends up celebrated by natives as a tribal queen. [4] [5] [6]

Sample gag

"All the supposed cannibal tribesman are in actual fact ex-Oxford graduates who spend their time (in full tribal dress) listening to the cricket on the short wave radio." ("Screensnapshots.blogspot.co.uk") [7]

Cast

Critical reception

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