Debt of Honour

Debt of Honour is a 1936 British drama film directed by Norman Walker and starring Leslie Banks, Will Fyffe, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Garry Marsh. Based on a story by Sapper, and scripted by Tom Geraghty and Cyril Campion, the film is also known as The Man Who Could Not Forget.[1]

Debt of Honour
Directed byNorman Walker
Produced byJohn Corfield
Written byCyril Campion
Thomas J. Geraghty
Herman C. McNeile (story)
StarringLeslie Banks
Will Fyffe
Geraldine Fitzgerald
CinematographyRobert Martin
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
27 March 1936
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was made at Elstree Studios by British National Films.[2]


A Colonel's daughter steals from the regimental mess funds to pay off her gambling debts. One of the officers, who is love with her, takes the blame, and is sent to Africa.[1]



  1. Debt of Honour (1936), BFI.
  2. Wood p.85


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

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