No Lady

No Lady is a 1931 British comedy film directed by Lupino Lane and starring Lane, Renee Clama and Sari Maritza. It was made at Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush by Gaumont British, a company linked to Gainsborough Pictures.[1] The film's sets were designed by art director Andrew Mazzei. It was popular enough to be re-released in 1943.

No Lady
Directed byLupino Lane
Produced byL'Estrange Fawcett
Written byGeorge Dewhurst
Bert Lee
R.P. Weston
L'Estrange Fawcett
Lupino Lane
StarringLupino Lane
Renee Clama
Sari Maritza
Wallace Lupino
Music byLouis Levy
CinematographyPercy Strong
Edited byR.E. Dearing
Production
company
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
8 May 1931
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Synopsis

While on a family holiday in Blackpool, a mild-mannered man is mistaken for an international spy. He escapes a brush with the police in women’s clothing which he has stolen but discovers a secret letter in the lady’s handbag. This directs him to a meeting with representatives of Ptomania (a thinly-disguised Germany) who are involved in an attempt to sabotage an international glider competition. Hitler makes a brief appearance as the unnamed pilot of a doomed Ptomanian plane, complete with fringe, toothbrush moustache, and wild gesticulations. The film has some elements of music hall entertainments in a song and dance routine as well as a number of slapstick moments. It contains both live action and edited stunt routines.

Partial cast

References

  1. Wood p.69

Bibliography

  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

No Lady on IMDb


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