I'm an Explosive

I'm an Explosive is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Adrian Brunel and starring William Hartnell, Gladys Jennings and Eliot Makeham. In the film, the son of an inventor accidentally drinks an explosive liquid.

I'm an Explosive
Directed byAdrian Brunel
Produced byGeorge Smith
Harry Cohen
Written byGordon Phillips (novel)
Adrian Brunel
StarringWilliam Hartnell
Gladys Jennings
Eliot Makeham
Sybil Grove
CinematographyGeoffrey Faithfull
George Smith Productions
Distributed byFox
Release date
March 1933
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The film was a Quota quickie made at Nettlefold Studios in Walton-on-Thames by the producer George Smith and distributed by Fox, enabling it to meet the annual quota for handling British films imposed by the government. It was based on a novel by Gordon Phillips. Despite its low budget and short running time the film proved a considerable hit with audiences on its general release.[1]



  1. Chibnall p.36


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film: Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.

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