Dishonour Bright is a 1936 British comedy film directed by and starring Tom Walls. It also featured Eugene Pallette, Betty Stockfeld and Diana Churchill and was based on a story by Ben Travers. It was made at Denham Studios. The film's art direction was by Thomas N. Morahan.
Opening title card
|Directed by||Tom Walls|
|Produced by||Hermann Fellner |
|Written by||Ben Travers|
|Starring||Tom Walls |
|Music by||Peter Mendoza |
|Edited by||Walter Stokvis|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
|22 September 1936|
Stephen Champion is cited as the co-respondent in a divorce case, but is cheerfully unashamed when he appears in court. During the case he strikes up a flirtatious relationship with Stella Crane, the wife of one of the lawyers. Nonetheless he marries his lover when her divorce comes through. While on his European honeymoon, he comes to Stella's assistance when she is nearly trapped by a cad and his blackmailing associate. Yet it takes some time to convince both his own wife and her husband that his conduct has been entirely honourable.
- Tom Walls as Stephen Champion
- Eugene Pallette as Busby
- Betty Stockfeld as Stella Crane
- Diana Churchill as Ivy Lamb
- Cecil Parker as Vincent Crane
- Arthur Wontner as Judge
- George Sanders as Lisle
- Henry Oscar as Blenkinsop
- Hubert Harben as Lamb
- Mabel Terry-Lewis as Lady Melbury
- Basil Radford as Henry Crane
- Charlotte Leigh as Miss Tapp
- Michael Morel as Louis
- Dennis Val Norton as Commissionaire
- Jeni Le Gon as Cabaret Dancer
Writing in 1936, Variety described the film as a "bedroom comedy of a quality of which Hollywood would not be ashamed. With stellar values it would have been a pushover. Even in its existing shape it is a highly titillating piece of merchandise, expertly produced and neatly directed, that will tickle the more sophisticated audience on both sides of the Atlantic".
- Wood p.89
- "Dishonour Bright (1936) | BFI". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
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- Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.