18 Minutes

18 Minutes is a 1935 British drama film directed by Monty Banks and starring Gregory Ratoff, John Loder and Benita Hume.[1] Its plot concerns a lion tamer who adopts an orphaned girl and marries her, only to find that she loves another.[2]

18 Minutes
Original trade ad
Directed byMonty Banks
Produced byGregory Ratoff
Screenplay byFred Thompson
Story byGregory Ratoff
StarringGregory Ratoff
John Loder
Benita Hume
Music byAlexis Arkhangelsky
CinematographyJack Cox
Geoffrey Faithfull
Edited byEmile de Ruelle
Distributed byPathé Pictures Ltd. (UK)
Release date
  • 8 April 1935 (1935-04-08) (London)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical reception

TV Guide described 18 Minutes as an "Interesting drama, way above average for British films of the time"; and rated it three out of five stars.[3]


  1. "18 Minutes (1935)".
  2. Gifford, Denis (1 April 2016). "British Film Catalogue: Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non-Fiction Film". Routledge via Google Books.
  3. "18 Minutes - TV Guide". TVGuide.com.
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