A Spot of Bother (film)

A Spot of Bother is a 1938 British comedy film directed by David MacDonald and starring Robertson Hare, Alfred Drayton, Sandra Storme and Kathleen Joyce.[2] The film is a farce in which a Bishop unwisely decides to loan the cathedral funds to a dubious businessman. Meanwhile, his secretary is involved with smuggled goods.[3] It was shot at Pinewood Studios and adapted from a play by Vernon Sylvaine. The film's sets were designed by Wilfred Arnold.

A Spot of Bother
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Directed byDavid MacDonald
Produced byAnthony Havelock-Allan
Written byStephen Clarkson
John Cousins
A.R. Rawlinson (Additional dialogue)
Based onplay A Spot of Bother by Vernon Sylvaine[1]
StarringRobertson Hare
Alfred Drayton
Sandra Storme
Music byPercival Mackey
CinematographyFrancis Carver
Edited byLister Laurance
Pinebrook Films
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical reception

TV Guide called the film a "decent comedy with some good character performances."[4]


  1. Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter via Google Books.
  2. "A Spot of Bother". 1 January 2000 via IMDb.
  3. "A Spot of Bother (1938) | BFI". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  4. "A Spot Of Bother Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 1 August 2014.

A Spot of Bother on IMDb

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