Dishonour Bright

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.[1] The film's art direction was by Thomas N. Morahan.

Dishonour Bright
Opening title card
Directed byTom Walls
Produced byHermann Fellner
Max Schach
Written byBen Travers
StarringTom Walls
Eugene Pallette
Betty Stockfeld
Diana Churchill
Music byPeter Mendoza
Boyd Neel
CinematographyPhilip Tannura
Edited byWalter Stokvis
Cecil Films
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
22 September 1936
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Stephen Champion is cited as the co-respondent in a divorce case, but is cheerfully unashamed when he appears in court.[2] 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.


Critical reception

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".[3]



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

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