The Academy Decides

The Academy Decides is a 1937 British drama film directed by John Baxter and starring April Vivian, Henry Oscar, John Oxford[1] and Wensley Russell. It was made at Shepperton Studios as a quota quickie.[2]

The Academy Decides
Directed byJohn Baxter
Produced byJohn Barter
Written byStuart Jackson
Music byKennedy Russell
CinematographyJack Parker
U.K. Films
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom



  1. "The Academy Decides (1937)". BFI. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  2. Chibnall p.292


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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