Auld Lang Syne (1937 film)

Auld Lang Syne is a 1937 British historical drama film directed by James A. Fitzpatrick and starring Andrew Cruickshank, Christine Adrian and Marian Spencer. It portrays the life of the eighteenth century Scottish poet Robert Burns. The film was a quota quickie, produced at Shepperton Studios for distribution by MGM. Quota costume films were rare, as the costs generally exceeded the limited budgets allowed for productions.[1]

Auld Lang Syne
Directed byJames A. Fitzpatrick
Produced byJames A. Fitzpatrick
Written byW.K. Williamson
StarringAndrew Cruickshank
Christine Adrian
Richard Ross
Marian Spencer
Music byGideon Fagan
CinematographyHone Glendinning
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
February 1937
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Andrew Cruickshank as Robert Burns
  • Christine Adrian as Jean Armour
  • Richard Ross as Gavin Hamilton
  • Marian Spencer as Clarinda
  • Malcolm Graham as Gilbert Burns
  • Doris Palette as Highland Mary
  • Jenny Laird as Alison Begbie
  • Ernest Templeton as Elder MacIntosh
  • Charles Howard as Mr. Burns
  • Anne Wilson as Agnes Burns
  • Lina Naseby as Mrs. Burns
  • Winifred Willard as Jessie
  • Kate Agnew as Mrs. Armour
  • Frank Sutherland as Mr. Armour
  • Jock Rae as Mr. McNab
  • Vi Kaley as Mrs. McNab
  • Frank Webster as Sailor
  • Anita Graham as Mrs. Dunlap


  1. Chibnall p.103


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The British of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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