Road House (1934 film)

Road House is a 1934 British comedy crime film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Violet Loraine, Gordon Harker and Aileen Marson.

Road House
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Produced byMichael Balcon
Jerome Jackson
Written byWalter C. Hackett (play)
Leslie Arliss
Austin Melford
StarringViolet Loraine
Gordon Harker
Aileen Marson
Emlyn Williams
Music byBretton Byrd
CinematographyLeslie Rowson
Edited byPaul Capon
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
29 November 1934
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The film is based on the 1932 play Road House by Walter C. Hackett.[1] It was made by British Gaumont at the Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush, with shooting beginning in July 1934.[2] The film's art direction is by Alfred Junge. British Gaumont's contract director Alfred Hitchcock was originally reported to be making the film, but instead directed The Man Who Knew Too Much.[3]

Main cast


  1. Goble p.931
  2. Wood p.83
  3. Ryall p.103


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
  • Ryall, Tom. Alfred Hitchcock and the British Cinema. Athlone Press, 1996.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films 1927-1939. BFI, 1986.

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