Squibs (1935 film)

Squibs is a 1935 British musical romantic comedy film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Betty Balfour, Gordon Harker and Stanley Holloway.[1]

Betty Balfour working as a flower seller in Piccadilly Circus is confronted by policeman Stanley Holloway (far left)
Directed byHenry Edwards
Produced byJulius Hagen
Written byMichael Hogan
H. Fowler Mear
R.P. Weston
Bert Lee
StarringBetty Balfour
Gordon Harker
Stanley Holloway
Music byW.L. Trytel
CinematographySydney Blythe
Edited byJack Harris
Real Art Productions
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
June 1935
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was produced by Twickenham Film Studios with sets designed by James A. Carter. It was a remake of the 1921 film Squibs which also starred Balfour.


In this musical comedy, a Cockney flower girl is in love with a policeman whom she wants to marry. Her father opposes the union because he is involved in a little crooked investing. The young woman wins a lottery and is able to find wealth and marital bliss.[2]




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

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