Command Performance (1937 film)

Command Performance is a 1937 British musical drama film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Arthur Tracy, Lilli Palmer and Mark Daly.[1] It was based on a play by Stafford Dickens. Like The Street Singer which was released the same year, it was designed as a vehicle for Tracy who performs a number of songs during the film. It was made at Pinewood Studios.[2]

Command Performance
Directed bySinclair Hill
Produced byHarcourt Templeman
Written byStafford Dickens (play)
Michael Hankinson
George Pearson
Sinclair Hill
StarringArthur Tracy
Lilli Palmer
Mark Daly
Finlay Currie
Music byLouis Levy
CinematographyCyril Bristow
Edited byMichael Hankinson
Grosvenor Films
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
19 August 1937
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Growing tired of his life of fame, a singer runs away from a domineering manager and goes to live with a group of gypsies. A massive manhunt is whipped by the press to find him so that he can shoot the final scenes of his latest film.




  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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