The Lonely Road

The Lonely Road is a 1936 British drama film directed by James Flood and starring Clive Brook, Victoria Hopper, Nora Swinburne and Malcolm Keen.[1] The film was released in the United States as Scotland Yard Commands.

The Lonely Road
Directed byJames Flood
Produced byBasil Dean
Written byNevil Shute (novel)
Gerard Fairlie
Anthony Kimmins
James Flood
StarringClive Brook
Victoria Hopper
Nora Swinburne
Malcolm Keen
Music byErnest Irving
CinematographyJan Stallich
Distributed byAssociated British Film Distributors
Grand National Pictures (US)
Release date
24 August 1936
Running time
80 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was based on the novel Lonely Road by Nevil Shute, who had visualised the chief character as the actor Clive Brook and had sent a copy of the novel to Brook. Shute visited the studio, and was pleased to see the film made (though the payment for film rights was not large by American standards).[2]



  2. Norway, Neville Shute (1954). Slide Rule. London: William Heinemann. p. 239.


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