My Old Duchess

My Old Duchess is a 1934 British comedy film directed by Lupino Lane and starring George Lacy, Betty Ann Davies and Dennis Hoey.[1] The film was made at Elstree Studios.[2] It was based on an original sketch by Fred Karno. The screenplay concerns a stage manager who disguises himself as a duchess.

My Old Duchess
Directed byLupino Lane
Produced byWalter C. Mycroft
Written byFred Karno (sketch)
Herbert Sargent
Con West
StarringGeorge Lacy
Betty Ann Davies
Dennis Hoey
Distributed byPathé Pictures
Release date
11 June 1934
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summary

In an effort to impress a film producer, a stage manager disguises himself as a duchess.




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