Housemaster (film)

Housemaster is a 1938 British comedy drama film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Otto Kruger, Diana Churchill and Phillips Holmes. It was made by ABPC at its Elstree Studios.[1] When three young women come to stay at an elite public school, they cause disruption amongst the male students and teachers. It was based on the 1936 play of the same name by Ian Hay.

Directed byHerbert Brenon
Produced byWalter C. Mycroft
Written byIan Hay (play)
Dudley Leslie
Elizabeth Meehan
StarringOtto Kruger
Diana Churchill
Phillips Holmes
Joyce Barbour
Music byHarry Acres
CinematographyOtto Kanturek
Edited byFlora Newton
Distributed byAssociated British Film Distributors
Release date
31 January 1938
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom



  1. Low p.332


  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film: Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985 .
  • Warren, Patricia. Elstree: The British Hollywood. Columbus Books, 1998.
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