He Found a Star

He Found a Star is a 1941 British musical film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Vic Oliver, Sarah Churchill and Evelyn Dall.[1] Its plot concerns a frustrated stage manager who quits his job and sets up a theatrical agency with the help of his secretary. Songs include Waitin' (Manning Sherwin & Harold Purcell) and Salome (Sarah Churchill).[2][1]

He Found a Star
Directed byJohn Paddy Carstairs
Produced byJohn Corfield
Written byScreenplay:
Bridget Boland
Additional Dialogue
Austin Melford
Based onThe Novel:
Ring O' Roses by Monica Ewer
StarringVic Oliver
Sarah Churchill
Music byBen Frankel
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Edited byMichael C. Chorlton
John Corfield Productions
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (U.K.)
Release date
20 September 1941 (U.K.)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film's sets were designed by Alfred Junge.[1]


Theatrical agent Lucky Lyndon (Vic Oliver) and his loyal secretary Ruth Cavour (Sarah Churchill) use their talent agency to discover unknowns. In his search for the next "big star," Lyndon attempts to promote ungrateful nightclub singer Suzanne (Evelyn Dall). Meanwhile, Ruth, who is madly in love with Lyndon, saves the day when the increasingly difficult Suzanne causes an upset.


Critical reception

Allmovie noted, "An average subject at best." [3]


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