A Night Like This (film)

A Night Like This is a 1932 comedy film directed by Tom Walls and starring Walls, Ralph Lynn and Winifred Shotter. Ben Travers wrote the screenplay, adapting his own play, the original 1930 Aldwych farce of the same title.[1]

A Night Like This
Directed byTom Walls
Produced byHerbert Wilcox
Written byBen Travers (play and screenplay)
W.P. Lipscomb (screenplay)
Tom Walls (screenplay)
StarringTom Walls
Ralph Lynn
Winifred Shotter
Robertson Hare
Music byRoy Fox
Lew Stone
CinematographyFreddie Young
Edited byMaclean Rogers
Distributed byWoolf and Freedman
Release date
17 March 1932
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was made at Elstree Studios with sets designed by the art director Lawrence P. Williams.


Police Constable Mahoney, with the help of the affable Clifford Tope, outwits a criminal gang that operates from a gambling club. Mahoney and Tope restore a stolen necklace to its owner.[1]


Source: British Film Institute[1]

Cast members marked * were the creators of the roles in the original stage production; Michael Mahoney was called Michael Marsden in the stage play.[2]


  1. "A Night Like This", British Film Institute, accessed 28 February 2013
  2. "Aldwych Theatre", The Times, 19 February 1930, p. 12

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