|Pack Up Your Troubles|
|Directed by||Oswald Mitchell|
|Produced by||F.W. Baker|
|Music by||Percival Mackey|
|Distributed by||Butcher's Film Service (UK)|
Pack Up Your Troubles is a 1940 British comedy film directed by Oswald Mitchell and starring Reginald Purdell, Wylie Watson and Patricia Roc.It takes its name from the First World War marching song "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag".
Garage owner Tommy (Reginald Purdell) and ventriloquist friend Eric (Wylie Watson) join the army and travel to France, where they are captured by the Nazis. However, Eric's voice-throwing skills come in handy in engineering their escape and in obtaining top secret information.
TV Guide called it a "Lightweight comedy worth watching for Purdell's and Watson's nice comic performances."and Sky Cinema similarly approved of the pair, "They're pretty funny together," though considered the plot "routine," but found compensation in "a very young and pretty Patricia Roc and some good old music-hall songs include Roll Out the Barrel, Pack Up Your Troubles and Goodbye Sally," concluding that the film was "Cheerful nonsense."
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Wylie Watson was a British actor. Among his best-known roles were those of "Mr Memory", an amazing man who commits "50 new facts to his memory every day" in Alfred Hitchcock's film The 39 Steps (1935), and wily storekeeper Joseph Macroon in the Ealing comedy Whisky Galore! (1949). He emigrated to Australia in 1952, and made his final film appearance there in The Sundowners (1960).
George Henry Powell was a Welsh songwriter who, under the pseudonym George Asaf, wrote the lyrics of the marching song "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag" in 1915. The music was written by his brother Felix Powell, and the song was entered into a World War I competition for "best morale-building song". It won first prize and was noted as "perhaps the most optimistic song ever written". Although Felix Powell was a Staff Sergeant in the British Army, George Powell was a pacifist, and became a conscientious objector when conscription was imposed in 1916.
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Pack Up Your Troubles may refer to:
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