The Improper Duchess

The Improper Duchess is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Harry Hughes and starring Yvonne Arnaud, Hugh Wakefield and Wilfrid Caithness.[1] The film is based on the 1931 play of the same name by J. B. Fagan in which Arnaud had starred.

The Improper Duchess
Directed byHarry Hughes
Produced byMaurice Browne
Written byJames B. Fagan (play)
Vernon Harris
Harry Hughes
StarringYvonne Arnaud
Hugh Wakefield
Wilfrid Caithness
Music byEric Spear
CinematographyRonald Neame
Edited byTed Richards
City Film Corporation
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
17 January 1936
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was shot at Elstree Studios.[2] The film's sets were designed by the art director David Rawnsley. It was made by the independent City Film Corporation, and released by the newly-established General Film Distributors.




  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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