The Last Curtain

The Last Curtain is a 1937 British crime film directed by David MacDonald and starring Campbell Gullan, Kenne Duncan and Greta Gynt.[1] The film blends drama and comedy and its plot follows an insurance investigator who examines a series of robberies that have taken place. Much of the action takes place backstage at the fictitious Trafalgar Theatre.

The Last Curtain
Directed byDavid MacDonald
Produced byAnthony Havelock-Allan
Written byDerek B. Mayne
A.R. Rawlinson
StarringCampbell Gullan
Kenne Duncan
Greta Gynt
CinematographyFrancis Carver
Edited byLister Laurance
Distributed byParamount British Pictures
Release date
23 July 1937
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was made at Pinewood Studios as a quota quickie.[2] The film's sets were designed by John Bryan. It was the first film for comedy actor Joss Ambler who went on to star with such comedy stalwarts as George Formby and Will Hay.




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