No Funny Business

No Funny Business is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Victor Hanbury and starring Laurence Olivier, Gertrude Lawrence, Jill Esmond and Edmund Breon.[1] The film is a comedy of errors set in a divorce case.[2] It was made at Ealing Studios.[3] The film's sets were designed by the art director Duncan Sutherland. Olivier had returned to Britain after his career, following an initial move to Hollywood, had faltered.[4]

No Funny Business
Directed byVictor Hanbury
John Stafford
Produced byJohn Stafford
Written byVictor Hanbury
Frank Vosper
Based ona story by Dorothy Hope
StarringLaurence Olivier
Gertrude Lawrence
Jill Esmond
Music byNoel Gay
CinematographyWalter Blakeley
Edited byEdward B. Jarvis
Elmer J. McGovern
John Stafford Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists (UK)
Release date
  • 19 June 1933 (1933-06-19) (London, UK)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom



  1. No Funny Business on IMDb
  2. No Funny Business at the British Film Institute's Film and TV Database
  3. Munn p.44
  4. Munn p.43-44


  • Munn, Michael. Lord Larry: The Secret Life of Laurence Olivier. Robson Books, 2007.
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