First Night (film)

First Night is a 1937 British drama film directed by Donovan Pedelty and starring Jack Livesey, Rani Waller and Sunday Wilshin. It was made at Wembley Studios as a quota quickie.[1]

First Night
Directed byDonovan Pedelty
Produced byVictor M. Greene
Written byDonovan Pedelty
Sheila Donisthorpe (play)
StarringJack Livesey
Rani Waller
Sunday Wilshin
Crusade Films
Distributed byParamount British Pictures
Release date
July 1937
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Jack Livesey as Richard Garnet
  • Rani Waller as Judith Armstrong
  • Sunday Wilshin as Rosalind Faber
  • Ernest Mainwaring as Henry Armstrong
  • Margaret Damer as Elaine Armstrong
  • Ann Wilton as Ivy
  • Felix Erwin as Patterson Luke
  • Bill Shine (actor)


  1. Chibnall p.294


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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