The Fortunate Fool

The Fortunate Fool is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Norman Walker and starring Hugh Wakefield, Joan Wyndham and Jack Raine.[1]

The Fortunate Fool
Directed byNorman Walker
Produced byJack Eppel
Written byDion Titheradge
StarringHugh Wakefield
Joan Wyndham
Jack Raine
CinematographyAlan Lawson
Edited byDavid Lean
Jack Eppel Productions
Distributed byAssociated British Film Distributors
Release date
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was made at Ealing Studios as a quota quickie.[2] The film's sets were designed by the art director Wilfred Shingleton.




  • 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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