Second Best Bed

Second Best Bed is a 1938 British comedy film directed by Tom Walls and starring Walls, Jane Baxter and Veronica Rose.[1] The screenplay is by Ben Travers, based on an earlier story of his. Walls and Travers had worked together on the Aldwych farces. The screenplay concerns a newly married couple who soon run into domestic difficulties when the wife refuses to obey her husband's every order.[2]

Second Best Bed
Directed byTom Walls
Produced byMax Schach
Written byBen Travers
StarringTom Walls
Jane Baxter
Veronica Rose
Music byVan Phillips
CinematographyJack E. Cox
Edited byLynn Harrison
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
January 1938
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was an independent production made at Shepperton Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art director Walter Murton.

Main cast


  2. Lanier, Douglas (2006). "Film Spin-offs and Citations: On the Virtues of Illegitimacy". In Burt, Richard (ed.). Shakespeares After Shakespeare: An Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. Volume One. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. p. 307. ISBN 9780313331169.
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