Dirty Work (1934 film)

Dirty Work is a 1934 British comedy crime film directed by Tom Walls and starring Ralph Lynn, Gordon Harker, Robertson Hare and Basil Sydney. It was based on Dirty Work, one of the Aldwych Farces, by Ben Travers, which had some of the same cast members. The film was made at the Lime Grove Studios[1] with sets designed by the art director Alfred Junge.

Dirty Work
Directed byTom Walls
Written byBen Travers
StarringRalph Lynn
Gordon Harker
Robertson Hare
Music byLouis Levy
Jack Beaver
CinematographyPhilip Tannura
Edited byAlfred Roome
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
6 December 1934
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A private detective is hired to protect expensive jewelry.[2]



  1. Wood p.81
  2. Dirty Work (1934 film) profile, ftvdb.bfi.org.uk; accessed 9 April 2015.


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

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