The Cavalier of the Streets

The Cavalier of the Streets is a 1937 British comedy film directed by Harold French and starring Margaret Vyner, Patrick Barr and Carl Harbord. It was filmed at Pinewood Studios.[2][3] An aristocratic lady is blackmailed.[4]

The Cavalier of the Streets
Directed byHarold French
Produced byAnthony Havelock-Allan
Written byRalph Neale
George Barraud
Based onshort story The Cavalier of the Streets by Michael Arlen[1]
StarringMargaret Vyner
Patrick Barr
Carl Harbord
CinematographyFrancis Carver
Distributed byParamount British Pictures (UK)
Release date
  • March 1937 (1937-03) (UK)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


In this courtroom drama, barrister Sir John Avalon's (James Craven) wife Fay (Margaret Vyner) is accused of murdering her husband. Will her husband's partner, the Cavalier (Patrick Barr), who is blackmailing her, confess to killing him in time to save her life?


  • Patrick Barr as The Cavalier
  • Margaret Vyner as Fay Avalon
  • Carl Harbord as Prince Karanov
  • James Craven as Sir John Avalon
  • Peggy Chester as Daphne Brook
  • Laura Smithson as Mrs Rudd
  • Renee De Vaux as Lady Carnal
  • Leo Genn as Attorney General

Critical reception

TV Guide wrote, "More boring courtroom drama; English directors of the 1930s never seemed to tire of this stuff. Genn's brief appearance is the only enlivening factor here."[5]


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