Facing the Music (1933 film)

Facing the Music is a 1933 British musical comedy film directed by Harry Hughes and starring Stanley Lupino, Jose Collins and Nancy Burne. It is also known by the alternative title Jewel Song.[1]

Facing the Music
Nancy Burne and Stanley Lupino
Directed byHarry Hughes
Produced byJohn Maxwell
Written byClifford Grey
Sidney Gilliat
Frank Launder
Stanley Lupino
StarringStanley Lupino
Nancy Burne
Jose Collins
Dennis Hoey
Music byHarry Acres
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey
Bryan Langley
Edited byLeslie Norman
Distributed byWardour Films
Release date
June 1933
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The film was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures.[2] It was one of a series of films made by the company featuring the popular stage entertainer Stanley Lupino. The film's art direction was by David Rawnsley.


In order to promote his client a publicist organises a fake robbery of her jewels, but things soon begin to unravel.


Critical reception

TV Guide noted "a stiff opera-oriented production using Faust as a backdrop";[3] while britishfilmclassics.wordpress.com applauded "a highly entertaining performance by music hall star Stanley Lupino, who comes up with endless visual gags and one-liners." [4]



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

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