Thark (film)

Thark is a 1932 British film farce, directed by Tom Walls, with a script by Ben Travers. In addition to Walls, the film stars Ralph Lynn and Robertson Hare. The film is a screen adaptation of the original 1927 Aldwych farce of the play of the same name. It was made at Elstree Studios.

Thark
Directed byTom Walls
Produced byHerbert Wilcox
Written byBen Travers (play and screenplay)
StarringTom Walls
Ralph Lynn
Robertson Hare
Music byLew Stone
CinematographyFreddie Young
Edited byAlfred Roome
Production
company
Distributed byWoolf and Freedman
Release date
27 July 1932
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Premise

Mrs Todd is aggrieved at finding that the country house she has bought is evidently haunted. Sir Hector Benbow and his nephew, on behalf of the previous owner, set out to demonstrate that there is no ghost.

Cast

Source: British Film Institute[1]

Cast members marked * were the creators of the roles in the original stage production; the Todds were surnamed "Frush" in the stage play.[2]

Reception

The film was popular at the box office.[3]

Notes

  1. "Thark", British Film Institute, accessed 14 February 2013
  2. "Aldwych Theatre", The Times, 5 July 1927, p. 14
  3. "DIRECTOR-PLAYERS". The West Australian. L, (9, 834). Western Australia. 5 January 1934. p. 3. Retrieved 27 August 2017 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)


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