His Lordship (1936 film)

His Lordship is a 1936 British drama film directed by Herbert Mason and starring George Arliss, Romilly Lunge and Rene Ray.[1] Its plot involves Arliss as a British Foreign secretary swapping identities with his black sheep twin brother (also Arliss), and the rescuing of Britain from war with an Arab nation. It was released with the alternative title Man of Affairs in the United States.[2]

His Lordship
Trade ad Kinematograph Weekly, 1936
Directed byHerbert Mason
Maude T. Howell (asst.)
Produced byS.C. Balcon
Written byNeil Grant (play)
Edwin Greenwood
Maude T. Howell
L. du Garde Peach
StarringGeorge Arliss
Romilly Lunge
Rene Ray
Allan Jeayes
Music byLouis Levy
Hubert Bath
CinematographyGünther Krampf
Edited byMichael Gordon
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
November 1936 (London)
  • 19 February 1937 (1937-02-19) (USA)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The film was based on the 1931 play The Nelson Touch by Neil Grant.[3] It was made the Lime Grove Studios in London,[4] with sets designed by art director Alfred Junge.[1]


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote "The best thing about the film is some nice split-screen work, which has detective Arliss shaking the hand of politician Arliss."[5]



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