Premiere (1938 film)

Premiere is a 1938 British musical mystery film directed by Walter Summers and starring John Lodge, Judy Kelly, Joan Marion, Hugh Williams. In Paris a leading theatre impresario is murdered on opening night, shortly after replacing his leading lady. A police Inspector in the audience takes over the investigation.[1]

Directed byWalter Summers
Produced byWalter C. Mycroft
Written byFriedrich Dammann
Max Wallner
F. McGrew Willis
StarringJohn Lodge
Judy Kelly
Joan Marion
Hugh Williams
Music byDénes Buday
Szabolcs Fényes
CinematographyOtto Kanturek
Edited byLionel Tomlinson
Distributed byAssociated British
Release date
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was shot at Elstree Studios.[2] It was a close remake of the 1937 Austrian film Premiere and re-used a number of musical scenes from the original which were dubbed into English.




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

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