His Wife's Mother (1932 film)

His Wife's Mother is a 1932 British comedy film directed by Harry Hughes and starring Jerry Verno, Molly Lamont and Jack Hobbs. It is an adaptation of the stage farce The Queer Fish by William Matthew Scott, pen name Will Scott. The film was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures.[1] The film's sets were designed by the art director John Mead.

His Wife's Mother
Directed byHarry Hughes
Produced byWalter C. Mycroft
Written byWilliam Matthew Scott (play)
Harry Hughes
StarringJerry Verno
Molly Lamont
Jack Hobbs
CinematographyPhil Grindrod
Walter Harvey
Edited byA.E. Bates
Distributed byWardour Films
Release date
  • October 1932 (1932-10)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


When a newly-married man's mother-in-law sees him with another woman and mistakenly believes he is having an affair, he goes to extraordinary lengths to try and convince her otherwise. With the assistance of his valet and friend he attempts to prove that she saw his double, a dangerous jewel thief.



  1. Wood p.75


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

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