Death Croons the Blues

Death Croons the Blues is a 1937 British crime film directed by David MacDonald and starring Hugh Wakefield, Antoinette Cellier and George Hayes.[1] The film was made at Twickenham Studios by the producer Julius Hagen whose ownership of the company was about to be ended due to financial problems.

Death Croons the Blues
Directed byDavid MacDonald
Produced byJulius Hagen
Written byJames Ronald (novel)
H. Fowler Mear
StarringHugh Wakefield
Antoinette Cellier
George Hayes
Hugh Burden
Music byW.L. Trytel
CinematographySydney Blythe
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
October 1937
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A reporter manages to prove a man innocent of murdering a singer.



  1. Wood p.94


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