Lassie from Lancashire

Lassie from Lancashire is a 1938 British romantic comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Marjorie Browne, Hal Thompson and Marjorie Sandford. It was made by British National Films at Welwyn Studios.[1]

Lassie from Lancashire
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Directed byJohn Paddy Carstairs
Produced byJohn Corfield
Written byErnest Dudley
Doreen Montgomery
StarringMarjorie Browne
Hal Thompson
Marjorie Sandford
CinematographyBryan Langley
Distributed byAssociated British Film Distributors
Release date
August 1938
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film's art direction was by Duncan Sutherland.


Struggling young actress Jenny (Marjorie Browne) joins her dad (Mark Daly) when he moves into Aunt Hetty's (Elsie Wagstaff) boarding house. Aunt Hetty overworks them, but Jenny is lucky enough to find love in the form of aspiring songwriter Tom (Hal Thompson). But their romance is threatened and nearly destroyed by the jealous star actress of the local pantomime company. However, the young lovers move on to bigger and better things after winning a London West End theatre contract.


Critical reception

TV Guide gave the film two out of four stars, calling it "An amusing little romantic comedy."[2]


  1. Wood p.98
  2. "Lassie From Lancashire | TV Guide".


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

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