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Newly arrived Army chaplin Captain Paris (Alastair Sim) attempts to book various acts for the entertainment of a troop of soldiers.
The original 1949 play by James Bridie, under the title 'It Depends What You Mean', enjoyed a great success with Alastair Sim as the director as well as the leading man. It opened in Glasgow's King's Theatre on September 11 1944 with a cast including Angela Baddeley and Wilfred Hyde-White. The production then toured Aberdeen and Edinburgh before beginning a long run at the Westminster Theatre, London in October. Sim worked closely with Bridie on many projects and was able to use his box-office appeal to bring many, like this, to screen and also to television.
Just before Walter gives Captain Paris a message for the Doctor, Captain Paris bangs the gavel on the table and then places the gavel next to his glasses. He then receives the message with his left hand. In the next shot he is holding his glasses with his left hand and holding the message with his right hand.
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