The Outsider (1931 film)

The Outsider is a 1931 British drama film directed by Harry Lachman and starring Joan Barry, Harold Huth and Norman McKinnel.[1] The screenplay concerns an unorthodox osteopath who cures one of his patients, the daughter of a fellow Doctor. It was made at Elstree Studios[2] and based on the 1923 play of the same title by Dorothy Brandon, previously made into an American silent film in 1926. The film's sets were designed by Wilfred Arnold.

The Outsider
Directed byHarry Lachman
Produced byEric Hakim
Written byHarry Lachman
Alma Reville
Based onThe Outsider
by Dorothy Brandon
StarringJoan Barry
Harold Huth
Norman McKinnel
Music byW. L. Trytel
CinematographyGünther Krampf
Edited byWinifred Cooper
Geza Pollatschik
Eric Hakim Productions
British International Pictures
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
20 April 1931
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Harold Huth's performance was voted the best in a British film in 1931.[3] The film was remade in 1939 as The Outsider with George Sanders and Mary Maguire in the leading roles.



  2. Wood p.72
  3. "BEST FILM PERFORMANCE LAST YEAR". The Examiner (LATE NEWS EDITION and DAILY ed.). Launceston, Tasmania. 9 July 1937. p. 8. Retrieved 4 March 2013 via National Library of Australia.


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

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