Looking on the Bright Side

Looking on The Bright Side is a 1932 British musical comedy film It was directed by Graham Cutts and Basil Dean and starring Gracie Fields, Richard Dolman, and Betty Shale.

Looking on The Bright Side
Directed byGraham Cutts
Basil Dean
Produced byBasil Dean
Written byBasil Dean
Brock Williams
Archie Pitt
StarringGracie Fields
Richard Dolman
Betty Shale
Music byCarroll Gibbons
CinematographyRobert Martin
Edited byOtto Ludwig
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • September 1932 (1932-09)[1]
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summary

Gracie (Fields) and Laurie (Dolman) are lovers who together form a musical act. Gracie sings and Laurie writes the songs, but when Laurie gets a taste of fame, he runs off after a glamorous actress.


DVD release

This film is currently available as part of the Gracie Fields collector's edition which, in addition to this film, includes the films Sally in Our Alley (1931), Love, Life and Laughter (1934), Sing As We Go (1934), Look Up and Laugh (1935), Queen of Hearts (1936) and The Show Goes On (1937), these are on 4 discs. Two films each on three of the discs with the other film on disc four.


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Perry, George. Forever Ealing. Pavilion Books, 1994.


  1. Perry p.174
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