One Wild Oat

Synopsis: A barrister attempts to discourage his daughter's infatuation for a philanderer by revealing his past. The plan backfires when the daughter's would-be father-in-law threatens to reveal the barrister's shady background.
77 min


Yeah right so I could go Bobby no

interruption intended

good morning mr. Proudfoot very quiet

everywhere isn't it it usually is it two

o'clock in the morning to talk top great

heavens I'm well oh well good night

super mr. Tribe would say yes I know

it's not my place to be telling my

servant always dress itself properly

before coming home to the wife sir

merciful I'm getting a boat well nothing

of this hot I merely popped out little

facchetti my daughter she promised to

come straight home from the theater

children can be very worrying like that

sir I am the same trouble with mice

that's a different matter altogether

your son is a boy my daughter is a girl

Davina fortune the bath that was 10

minutes ago

I'm too wanted to stay in one place for

long what you been doing I couldn't bear

the suspense any longer

I pooped outside to look up and down the

street oh where can cherry be Caroline

what can she be doing I thought I could

trust him quickly

you might know that boys whereas you

think he's my own cock he's worked in my

office for over three years in the whole

of my experience as a solicitor I've

never met anybody with such integrity it

worries me sometimes come on I am Mary

Alice do something Oh is cherry aware of

the seamy side of life what do you mean

by there well I should been informed of

the biological facts I think so she

she's 19 and most modern girls at that

age knows much as appearance Oh surely

not you don't mean that

ah research mr. Gregg rich Russell at


good morning mr. Powerful good heavens

what's what's been happening where is my


I don't know sir she left me and went

off with some fellow

what it happened as we believe in the

theater Carrie I ran into this better

she seemed to know him awfully well and

he suggested that we should all go to a

nightclub don't tell me you went I had

no alternative yet he seemed all for

isn't well I could hardly leave alone

with the fellow so we all went along to

the nickk nickk nickk nickk what does

that mean that was the name of the club

oh it was an awful place huh everybody

was laughing meant dancing and a

midnight a whole lot of girls came onto

the stage with practically nothing on oh

why didn't you problem for me go on Greg

there well I just couldn't stand it any


so I told this fellow exactly what I

thought of him and then I slapped his


well after I picked myself up cherian he

had vanished do you know the name of

that fellow yes I think it was um Fred

guilty thank you babe why doesn't guilty

family in this broken flat aren't those

people with all the money exactly the

father of that boy is outfit give me the

shading pitiless bounder on the fourth

floor the man who runs prey hounds

precisely I help to prosecute him in the

1945 Stadium scandal one of his dogs

have been given a stimulant it did 200

yards in six seconds his wife seems

quite a pleasant woman she's an Apes

musical comedy actress

what sort of progeny can you expect from

parents like that oh boy he's nothing

but a box oh and if it's the last thing

I do I'll keep the wolf from my daughter

thank you oh gosh I'd better go alright

say good night good night darling Tilden

it's tomorrow already

my father would never have a loaded

tender mind her own business I don't

intend to say very much to you in front

of Gregory but I do intend that he shall

hear me say this I'm ashamed

Brittany I'm grievously ashamed my poppy

what have you done come along daddy

you meeting wait that's all I'll see you

at the office in the morning oh well

here's 10 shillings for the taxi home oh

I don't mind waiting mr. Powerful I can

get a workman's bustle for air not in

evening best you can't besides you're

not a working man well I do 11 hours a

day that's what I mean no more arguments

off you go and put a raw steak on that


old people something no miss I'll ask

you to give an account of yourself where

have you been daddy I've had a wonderful

time Fred took me to a nightclub Oh

mommy he's such a darling he lives three

little floors up perhaps he's still

thinking of me whispering Jerry Jerry.

Jerry what's her name

Jerry Jerry Proudfoot you can see the

daughter that little legal loony

downstairs yes it's right now listen

listen I don't want you to have anything

to do with her see it was her father may

those inquires about my stimulating

greyhounds remember they couldn't help

that it was only his job or what a job

solicitors and lawyers are nothing but

limpet and proud what's the lowest

lead-in bit of a lot how Fred Gill be

your precious spades father is nothing

more than a social drone he's a black

market get him out he's traded in camera

cigarette lighters and silk stockings

just before last Christmas he was in

under sized walnuts but the present

nobody happens to be running greyhounds

and he won't be my fault if very shortly

I don't make him run faster than they do

he's a reproach to decent society and so

is his wretched son

hey wats Fred time silence I won't even

discuss him I don't have to daddy I'm

going to marry him Oh what did you say

I'm going to marry Fred I would remind

you that you are only 19 cherry until

one day before your 21st birthday any

question of your marriage is that it

subject to my consent given in writing

on Form you 8 - 794 very well then

I'll apply to a magistrate where did you

get that knowledge from I looked it up

you mind if your books as soon as I met.

Fred I knew you wouldn't bike very mr.

Barratt of Wimpole Street that is a

ridiculous remark mr. Ballad of Wimpole.

Street as an actor Humphrey I do think

you're a hard man

I'm nothing of the sort I've merely

tried to do my duty somebody's got to

look after my daughter if I thought do

it who can I didn't mean anything I'd

say that didn't really I didn't mean

anything either except that I'll never

give my consent and get straight off you

needn't worry about her she knows how to

take care of herself I just gotta get

myself to things it seems only yesterday

I danced a little girl on my knee now

suddenly she's a woman it was a born

women Humphrey I did so want a barrister

for a son-in-law I don't know why I do

is because you never managed to become

one yourself

you're a wonderful solicitor well that's

not much consolation look Caroline for

32 years I've carried this in my

dispatch case my father gave it to me to

encourage my ambition I've never once

more lit in court

never mind yeah you've been instructing

solicitor for seven important lawsuits

we lost six of them but you wonder seven

know the defendant died Threadgill be

Alfred guilty oh I won't stand for it

thank you young give me and Jenna

exactly what I think of em I have to go

to any such thing I'll call him at this


oh god I will see oh thank heavens sake

don't lose your temper

you'd only make things more difficult

I'm gonna give that boy a piece of my

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Vernon Sylvaine

Vernon Sylvaine (1896–1957) was a British playwright and screenwriter. He is known for writing several popular stage farces. He began working in film in 1937 when his stage hit Aren't Men Beasts! was turned into a film of the same title starring Robertson Hare and Alfred Drayton. Hare and Drayton starred in two further adaptations of his plays A Spot of Bother (1938) and Women Aren't Angels (1943). He adapted his own play for the 1943 comedy-thriller Warn That Man starring Gordon Harker, Basil Radford and Judy Kelly. His 1948 play One Wild Oat was turned into a 1951 film of the same title. He was the father of the actress June Sylvaine. more…

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