The Umbrella (film)

The Umbrella is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Redd Davis and starring Kay Hammond, Harold French and Victor Stanley. It was made as a quota quickie at Twickenham Studios.[1]

The Umbrella
Directed byRedd Davis
Produced byJulius Hagen
Written byH. Fowler Mear
Laurence Meynell
StarringKay Hammond
Harold French
Victor Stanley
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Real Art Productions
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
Running time
56 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


After being released from prison, two incompetent crooks allow the umbrella with their stolen valuables stashed away in it to be carried off by someone else. A series of confusions ensue as they desperately try to recover the missing umbrella.



  1. Chibnall p.276


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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