The Wishbone

The Wishbone is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Arthur Maude and starring Nellie Wallace, Davy Burnaby and A. Bromley Davenport. It was made at Shepperton Studios as a quota quickie for release by MGM.[1]

The Wishbone
Directed byArthur Maude
Produced byIvar Campbell
Written byN.W. Baring-Pemberton
William Townend (story)
StarringNellie Wallace
Davy Burnaby
A. Bromley Davenport
Music byColin Wark
Sound City Films
Distributed byMGM
Release date
March 1933
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


After she inherits fifty pounds, an old lady decides to spend it on a spree.


  • Nellie Wallace as Mrs. Beasley
  • Davy Burnaby as Peters
  • A. Bromley Davenport as Harry Stammer
  • Jane Wood as Mrs. Stammer
  • RenĂ©e Macready as Grace Elliott
  • Geoffrey King as Fred Elliott
  • Fred Schwartz as Jeweler
  • Hugh Lethbridge as Lord Westland


  1. Wood p.80


  • 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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