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Old Mother Riley Series (13 discs) DVD-R


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Get 13 Old Mother Riley films for 30% off their individual prices!

Old Mother Riley was a music hall act which originally ran from about 1934 to 1954 played by Arthur Lucan, and from 1954 to the 1980s played by Roy Rolland.

Old Mother Riley was an Irish washerwoman and charwoman character, devised by Lucan (born Arthur Towle).[1][3] His wife Kitty McShane played Old Mother Riley's daughter, Kitty.[1] It was essentially a drag act but also a double act. The couple played music halls, theatres, and broadcast on radio and appeared in films. Lucan was voted sixth biggest British box-office star by the Motion Picture Herald in 1943.[4][5] They also gave Jimmy Clitheroe his break in 1939 in an Old Mother Riley pantomime called The Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe,[6] and then the following year a part in their film, Old Mother Riley in Society. The Film Fun comic included an “Old Mother Riley” strip cartoon in the 1940s.

This 13 disc set includes Old Mother Riley (1937), Old Mother Riley in Paris (1938), Old Mother Riley M.P. (1939), Old Mother Riley Joins Up (1939), Old Mother Riley in Society (1940), Old Mother Riley's Ghosts (1941), Old Mother Riley's Circus (1941), Old Mother Riley Overseas (1943), Old Mother Riley Detective (1943), Old Mother Riley at Home (1945), Old Mother Riley's New Venture (1949), Old Mother Riley Headmistress (1950), Jungle Treasure (1951) and Vampire Over London (1952).

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