The Man in the Mirror (1936 film)

The Man in the Mirror is a 1936 British comedy film, directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Edward Everett Horton, Genevieve Tobin and Ursula Jeans.[1]

The Man in the Mirror
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Produced byJulius Hagen
Written byWilliam Garrett (novel)
Hugh Mills
F. McGrew Willis
StarringEdward Everett Horton
Genevieve Tobin
Ursula Jeans
Garry Marsh
CinematographyCurt Courant
Edited byRalph Kemplen
Distributed byWardour Films
Release date
  • 15 October 1936 (1936-10-15)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film's sets were designed by the art director Andrew Mazzei.


A withdrawn, mild mannered man is surprised when his reflection in the mirror steps out of the mirror and tells him he is his alter ego, the kind of man he wishes he was. The man-in-the-mirror then begins to live the wild life that the man had always dreamed of.




  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Sutton, David R. A chorus of raspberries: British film comedy 1929-1939. University of Exeter Press, 2000.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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