On Velvet

On Velvet is a 1938 British musical comedy film directed by Widgey R. Newman and starring Wally Patch, Joe Hayman and Vi Kaley.[1] It is a musical revue and was distributed by the American company Columbia Pictures.

On Velvet
Directed byWidgey R. Newman
Produced byWidgey R. Newman
Written byJohn Quin
StarringWally Patch
Joe Hayman
Vi Kaley
Associated Industries
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
26 September 1938
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Wally Patch as Harry Higgs
  • Joe Hayman as Sam Cohen
  • Vi Kaley as Mrs. Higgs
  • Mildred Franklin as Mrs. Cohen
  • Helga & Joe as Duo Act
  • Jennifer Skinner as Mary
  • Leslie Bradley as Monty
  • Ambrose Day as Waterbury
  • Nina Mae McKinney as Singer
  • Julie Suedo as Singer
  • Gordon Little
  • Eric Barker
  • Collinson & Dean as Performers
  • Mark Stone as Mark
  • Rex Burrows as Orchestra Leader
  • Olive Delmer
  • Cleo Fauvel
  • Robert Field
  • Queenie Lucy
  • Sydney Moncton
  • Andrée Sacré
  • George Sims
  • Garland Wilson


  1. Wood p.99


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

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