Vintage Wine

Vintage Wine is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Seymour Hicks, Claire Luce, Eva Moore and Judy Gunn.[1] The film was made at Julius Hagen's Twickenham Studios, but was released by Gaumont British Distributors which was the largest British film company at the time. The film was loosely based on a German play by Alexander Engels.

Vintage Wine
Directed byHenry Edwards
Produced byJulius Hagen
Written byAshley Dukes
Seymour Hicks
H. Fowler Mear
StarringSeymour Hicks
Claire Luce
Eva Moore
Judy Gunn
Music byW. L. Trytel
CinematographySydney Blythe
Edited byBaynham Honri
Ralph Kemplen
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
20 June 1935
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The members of the Popinot family of French champagne tycoons suspect that the widowed head of the family Charles Popinot is keeping a mistress in Rome and generally living a wild life. Unbeknownst to them he has happily re-married and had a son with a much younger woman. She believes he is twenty years younger than he really is and is shocked when his relatives including his mother, grown-up sons and granddaughter arrive in Italy.



  1. Vintage Wine at British Film Institute
  2. Hayward, Anthony (18 January 2003). "Actress Obituaries-Elisabeth Croft". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 17 July 2011.


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

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