The Morals of Marcus (1935 film)

The Morals of Marcus is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Miles Mander and starring Lupe Vélez, Ian Hunter and Adrianne Allen.[1] The screenplay concerns an archaeologist who finds a woman hiding in his luggage who has escaped from a harem and they eventually fall in love and marry. The Morals of Marcus was previously filmed twice as silents in 1915 with Marie Doro and in 1921 with May McAvoy.

The Morals of Marcus
Directed byMiles Mander
Produced byJulius Hagen
Written byWilliam John Locke (novel)
Guy Bolton
H. Fowler Mear
Miles Mander
StarringIan Hunter
Lupe Velez
Adrianne Allen
Noel Madison
Music byW.L. Trytel
CinematographySydney Blythe
Edited byJack Harris
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


It was based on the novel The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William John Locke and was filmed at Twickenham Studios. It was part of the producer Julius Hagen's ambitious programme of film production at Twickenham. Hagen brought in Vélez, a leading Mexican actress, to give the film greater international appeal.

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  • Richards, Jeffrey (ed.) The Unknown 1930s: An Alternative History of the British Cinema, 1929-1939. I.B. Tauris, 1998.
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