My Old Dutch (1934 film)

My Old Dutch is a 1934 British drama film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Betty Balfour, Gordon Harker, Michael Hogan and Florrie Forde. The film portrays the lives of Londoners during the First World War.[1] The film was made at Islington Studios by Gainsborough Pictures.[2] The film's sets were designed by Peter Proud. Bryan Edgar Wallace contributed to the screenplay, adapted from the stage play written by Arthur Shirley and also based on Albert Chevalier's famous song.

My Old Dutch
Florrie Forde and Betty Balfour in a scene set in the 1890s
Directed bySinclair Hill
Produced byIvor Montagu
Written byArthur Shirley (play)
Leslie Arliss
Marjorie Gaffney
Michael Hogan
Mary Murillo
Bryan Edgar Wallace
StarringBetty Balfour
Gordon Harker
Florrie Forde
Music byJack Beaver
Louis Levy
CinematographyLeslie Rowson
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
October 1934
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


This film tracks the highlights of a cockney couple's son as he marries a rich man's disowned daughter and dies in the RFC.




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

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