Hearts of Humanity (1936 film)

Hearts of Humanity is a 1936 British drama film directed by John Baxter and starring Bransby Williams, Wilfred Walter and Cathleen Nesbitt. The film was made at Shepperton Studios.[1] The film's art direction was by John Bryan. Like many of Baxter's films of the era, it is set amongst the underprivileged.

Hearts of Humanity
Directed byJohn Baxter
Produced byJohn Baxter
Written byHerbert Ayres
Gerald Elliott
Jack Francis
Geoffrey Orme
StarringBransby Williams
Wilfred Walter
Cathleen Nesbitt
Eric Portman
Music byKennedy Russell
CinematographyJack Parker
Edited bySidney Stone
United Kingdom Films
Distributed byAPD
Release date
November 1936
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Following a whispering campaign against him, a Church of England vicar leaves his parish and goes to London. Struck by remorse, one of his accusers gets his son to try to find him and make amends. Although from a wealthy background, the young man spends time amongst the down-and-outs of the city, until he finds the heavily-disguised priest leading the poor in resistance against exploitation by a socially well-connected criminal gang.

Partial cast


  1. Wood p.90


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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