Down River

Down River is a 1931 British crime film directed by Peter Godfrey and starring Charles Laughton, Jane Baxter and Harold Huth.[1] It was made at Lime Grove Studios[2] with sets designed by Andrew Mazzei.

Down River
Directed byPeter Godfrey
Produced byL'Estrange Fawcett
Written byRalph Gilbert Bettison
Austin Small(novel)
StarringCharles Laughton
Jane Baxter
Harold Huth
Music byLouis Levy
CinematographyPercy Strong
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
May 1931
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A man smuggling drugs up the River Thames is caught when a newspaper reporter pursues him.



  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 2010-09-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Wood p.69


  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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