You'd Be Surprised!
You'd Be Surprised! is a 1930 British musical comedy film directed by Walter Forde and starring Forde, Joy Windsor and Frank Stanmore. The film was shot at the Nettlefold Studios in Walton. It was made during the transition to sound film. Originally silent, it had synchronised songs and music added. A silent version was also released to cater to cinemas that hadn't converted to sound yet.
|You'd Be Surprised!|
|Directed by||Walter Forde|
|Produced by||Archibald Nettlefold|
|Written by||Walter Forde|
Harry Fowler Mear
|Music by||Paul Mulder|
|Edited by||Walter Forde|
|Distributed by||Butcher's Film Service|
Allmovie described it as a "bouncy musical...At one point, the star ventures into Harold Lloyd territory when he finds himself manacled to a huge and surly thug who drags our poor hero all over London. Much of the film suffers from substandard sound recording, though a few innovative audio effects emerge from the cacophony."
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