Everything Is Thunder

Everything Is Thunder is a 1936 British thriller film directed by Milton Rosmer and starring Constance Bennett, Douglass Montgomery and Oskar Homolka.[1] Its plot concerns a British officer who attempts to escape from a German Prisoner of War camp during the First World War.

Everything Is Thunder
Lobby card
Directed byMilton Rosmer
Produced byS.C. Balcon
Written byJocelyn Lee Hardy (novel)
Marion Dix
J.O.C. Orton
StarringConstance Bennett
Douglass Montgomery
Oskar Homolka
Roy Emerton
Music byLouis Levy
Jack Beaver
CinematographyGünther Krampf
Edited byCharles Saunders
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
1 October 1936
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States


The film was based on a novel by Jocelyn Lee Hardy. It was made at Lime Grove Studios in London. The film's art direction was by Alfred Junge.



Writing for The Spectator in 1936, Graham Greene gave the film a generally good review, describing it as "good entertainment, very ably directed and admirably acted by two of its three international stars". Greene deigns to praise the starring acting of Constance Bennett, however he attributes the lack of acting to the complexities involved in avoiding the British Board of Film Censors. Comparing the novel upon which the film is based and the film itself, Greene notes the superiority of the novel over the film which lacked a psychological element, and concludes that "the book was not sentimental: the film is".[2]


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 September 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Greene, Graham (21 August 1936). "Everything is Thunder/Die Kribbebijter". The Spectator. (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. pp. 94–95. ISBN 0192812866.)

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