Joey Boy (film)

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Joey Boy
"Joey Boy" (1965 film).jpg
Directed by Frank Launder
Produced by Sidney Gilliat
Written by Frank Launder
Mike Watts (adaptation and screenplay)
Based on a novel by Eddie Chapman
Starring Harry H. Corbett
Stanley Baxter
Bill Fraser
Percy Herbert
Lance Percival
Reg Varney
Music by Philip Green
Cinematography Arthur Lavis
Edited by John Shirley
Distributed by British Lion Films (UK)
Release date
Running time
91 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Joey Boy is a 1965 British comedy war film directed by Frank Launder and starring Harry H. Corbett, Stanley Baxter, Bill Fraser, Percy Herbert, Lance Percival, Reg Varney and Thorley Walters.[1][2] The film was based on the 1959 novel by Eddie Chapman.


After a gang of London Spivs are arrested for running an illegal gambling den during the Second World War they are offered a choice between prison and a tour of duty with the British Army putting their unique talents to work.


Critical reception

Britmovie wrote, "despite pretensions to follow in the same vein as the Boulting Brothers Private's Progress there’s a distinct lack of humour here, the combined talents of TV comics Harry H. Corbett, Reg Varney and Stanley Baxter are sadly wasted in this fitful film." [3]


  1. ^ "Joey Boy (1965)". BFI.
  2. ^ "Joey Boy".
  3. ^ "Joey Boy".

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