Take My Tip

Take My Tip is a 1937 British musical comedy film directed by Herbert Mason (who stage managed some musical revues in the past), produced by Michael Balcon and starring Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Harold Huth and Frank Cellier.[1]

Take My Tip
Directed byHerbert Mason
Produced byMichael Balcon
Written byFrancis de Croisset (play)
Sidney Gilliat
Michael Hogan
Jack Hulbert
StarringJack Hulbert
Cicely Courtneidge
Harold Huth
Frank Cellier
Music byBretton Byrd
CinematographyBernard Knowles
Edited byCharles Saunders
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
  • 7 May 1937 (1937-05-07) (London)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was made at the Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush.[2] The film's sets were designed by art director Ernö Metzner. Songs featured include I Was Anything but Sentimental and I'm Like a Little Birdie out of My Cage.[3]


A pair of aristocrats adopt various disguises to unmask a confidence trickster.[4]


Critical reception

Britmovie called the film a "hilarious rapid-fire musical farce."[5]



  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Sutton, David R. A chorus of raspberries: British film comedy 1929-1939. University of Exeter Press, 2000.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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