Plunder (1931 film)

Plunder is a 1931 British comedy film directed by and starring Tom Walls. It also features Ralph Lynn, Winifred Shotter and Robertson Hare.[1] It was based on the original stage farce of the same title, and was the second in a series of film adaptations of Aldwych farces by Ben Travers, adapted in this case by W. P. Lipscomb, and was a major critical and commercial success helping to cement Walls's position as one of the leading stars of British cinema.[2]

Directed byTom Walls
Produced byHerbert Wilcox
Written byW.P. Lipscomb
Ben Travers (play)
StarringTom Walls
Ralph Lynn
Winifred Shotter
Robertson Hare
Music byLeo Kahn
CinematographyFreddie Young
Edited byW. Duncan Mansfield
Distributed byWoolf and Freedman
Release date
7 September 1931
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was made at Elstree Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art director Lawrence P. Williams.



  1. BFI Database entry
  2. McFarlane p.21-22


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • McFarlane, Brian. Cinema of Britain and Ireland. Wallflower Press, 2005.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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