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. 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. 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 by||David MacDonald|
|Produced by||Anthony Havelock-Allan|
|Written by||Stephen Clarkson |
A.R. Rawlinson (Additional dialogue)
|Based on||play A Spot of Bother by Vernon Sylvaine|
|Music by||Percival Mackey|
|Edited by||Lister Laurance|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors (UK)|
- Robertson Hare as Mr Rudd
- Alfred Drayton as Mr Watney
- Sandra Storme as Sadie
- Kathleen Joyce as Margaret Watney
- Ruth Maitland as Mrs Watney
- Gordon James as Joe
- Robert Hale as Colonel Pigge
- Fewlass Llewellyn as Bishop of Barchester
- Drusilla Wills as Miss Hagworthy
- Julian Vedey as Scheipman
- O.B. Clarence as Butler
- Edie Martin as An Occasional Bar-Lady
- Hay Petrie as McTavish the Golf Club Official
TV Guide called the film a "decent comedy with some good character performances."
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