The Deputy Drummer
|The Deputy Drummer|
|Directed by||Lupino Lane|
|Produced by||Ian Sutherland|
|Written by||Stanley Brightman |
|Based on||the musical Darling, I Love You by Stanley Brightman & Arthur Rigby|
|Starring||Lupino Lane |
|Music by||Harold Brewer |
Billy Mayerl (songs and lyrics)
Frank Eyton (songs and lyrics)
|Edited by||Sam Simmonds|
St. George's Pictures
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
The film was based on a stage musical. It was shot at Wembley Studios as a quota quickie for release by the American company Columbia Pictures. The film's sets were designed by the art director Andrew Mazzei.
Drummer and aspiring composer Adolphus Miggs is fired by his exasperated bandleader. A talent agent secures him a job as a drummer at a society party, unaware that his former band have also been hired. To add to the confusion he masquerades as an aristocrat of the same name. Fortunately in the process he manages to foil some jewel thieves.
In summing up the film, the magazine Picturegoer concluded that "Lupino Lane's dances are its only asset".
- Lupino Lane as Adolphus Miggs
- Jean Denis as Bubbles O'Hara
- Kathleen Kelly as Peggy Sylvester
- Wallace Lupino as Robbins
- Margaret Yarde as Lady Sylvester
- Arthur Rigby as Sir Henry Sylvester
- Syd Crossley as Curtis
- Reginald Long as Captain Hindlemarsh
- Fred Leslie as Kabitzer
- Hal Gordon as Yokel
- Harold Brewer as Baritz
- Arthur Clayton as Sir Arthur Paterson
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