List of Paramount British films

List of films produced in the United Kingdom by the British subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. Initially founded at Islington Studios in the early 1920s, it was later revived following the passage of the 1927 Films Act allowing the company to produce films that qualified for British nationality and were eligible for a quota. During the 1930s the company produced or distributed a mixture of quota quickies and higher budget films.

1920sEdit

Title Release Date Director Notes
The Great Day November 1920 Hugh Ford
Appearances June 1921 Donald Crisp
The Mystery Road July 1921 Paul Powell
The Princess of New York August 1921 Donald Crisp
Dangerous Lies September 1921 Paul Powell
The Bonnie Brier Bush November 1921 Donald Crisp
Three Live Ghosts January 1922 George Fitzmaurice
Love's Boomerang February 1922 John S. Robertson
The Spanish Jade April 1922 John S. Robertson
The Man from Home April 1922 George Fitzmaurice
Tell Your Children September 1922 Donald Crisp
Madame Pompadour July 1927 Herbert Wilcox
Huntingtower December 1927 George Pearson
Love's Option September 1928 George Pearson Quota quickie
Yellow Stockings October 1928 Theodore Komisarjevsky
Spangles December 1928 George Banfield
Auld Lang Syne April 1929 George Pearson
Power Over Men April 1929 George Banfield
The Lady from the Sea May 1929 Castleton Knight Quota quickie
The Silver King May 1929 T. Hayes Hunter
The Broken Melody October 1929 Fred Paul

1930sEdit

Title Release Date Director Notes
Sleeping Partners March 1930 Seymour Hicks
The Road to Fortune August 1930 Arthur Varney Quota quickie
Cross Roads August 1930 Reginald Fogwell Quota quickie
The School for Scandal September 1930 Maurice Elvey
Beyond the Cities September 1930 Carlyle Blackwell Quota quickie
Guilt January 1931 Reginald Fogwell Quota quickie
The Eternal Feminine February 1931 Arthur Varney
Contraband Love April 1931 Sidney Morgan
The Officers' Mess May 1931 Manning Haynes Quota quickie
These Charming People July 1931 Louis Mercanton
Her Reputation July 1931 Sidney Morgan Quota quickie
A Man of Mayfair December 1931 Louis Mercanton
Service for Ladies January 1932 Alexander Korda
Ebb Tide February 1932 Arthur Rosson Quota quickie
Aren't We All? March 1932 Harry Lachman
Life Goes On March 1932 Jack Raymond Quota quickie
Women Who Play March 1932 Arthur Rosson
Lily Christine April 1932 Paul L. Stein
Stamboul May 1932 Dimitri Buchowetzki
Down Our Street June 1932 Harry Lachman Quota quickie
Insult July 1932 Harry Lachman
That Night in London August 1932 Rowland V. Lee
Money Means Nothing September 1932 Herbert Wilcox Quota quickie
Men of Tomorrow October 1932 Zoltan Korda, Leontine Sagan
The Barton Mystery November 1932 Henry Edwards Quota quickie
Strange Evidence January 1933 Robert Milton Quota quickie
Discord January 1933 Henry Edwards
One Precious Year February 1933 Henry Edwards
Counsel's Opinion March 1933 Allan Dwan
The Crime at Blossoms March 1933 Maclean Rogers Quota quickie
Cash May 1933 Zoltan Korda
Lord of the Manor May 1933 Henry Edwards Quota quickie
Anne One Hundred June 1933 Henry Edwards Quota quickie
Purse Strings July 1933 Henry Edwards Quota quickie
The Lure August 1933 Arthur Maude Quota quickie
A Royal Demand August 1933 Gustav A. Mindzenti Quota quickie
Mixed Doubles September 1933 Sidney Morgan Quota quickie
The Flaw October 1933 Norman Walker Quota quickie
General John Regan October 1933 Henry Edwards Quota quickie
The Fear Ship October 1933 J. Steven Edwards Quota quickie
The Jewel October 1933 Reginald Denham Quota quickie
Chelsea Life November 1933 Sidney Morgan Quota quickie
Mrs. Dane's Defence November 1933 A.V. Bramble Quota quickie
Ask Beccles December 1933 Redd Davis Quota quickie
Faces January 1934 Sidney Morgan Quota quickie
Seeing Is Believing February 1934 Redd Davis Quota quickie
Lucky Loser March 1934 Reginald Denham Quota quickie
Dangerous Ground May 1934 Norman Walker Quota quickie
Brides to Be May 1934 Reginald Denham Quota quickie
Sometimes Good June 1934 W.P. Kellino Quota quickie
The Girl in the Flat June 1934 Redd Davis Quota quickie
The Primrose Path July 1934 Reginald Denham Quota quickie
To Be a Lady July 1934 George King Quota quickie
Get Your Man August 1934 George King Quota quickie
Easy Money August 1934 Redd Davis Quota quickie
Badger's Green September 1934 Adrian Brunel Quota quickie
The Scoop October 1934 Maclean Rogers Quota quickie
The Case for the Crown November 1934 George A. Cooper Quota quickie
The Way of Youth November 1934 Norman Walker Quota quickie
The Price of Wisdom February 1935 Reginald Denham Quota quickie
Key to Harmony March 1935 Norman Walker Quota quickie
Adventure Ltd. April 1935 George King Quota quickie
Gentlemen's Agreement April 1935 George Pearson Quota quickie
The Village Squire April 1935 Reginald Denham Quota quickie
Once a Thief June 1935 George Pearson Quota quickie
Jubilee Window June 1935 George Pearson Quota quickie
School for Stars June 1935 Donovan Pedelty Quota quickie
Cross Currents July 1935 Adrian Brunel Quota quickie
The Mad Hatters July 1935 Ivar Campbell Quota quickie
Lucky Days August 1935 Reginald Denham Quota quickie
Checkmate September 1935 George Pearson Quota quickie
Flame in the Heather September 1935 Donovan Pedelty Quota quickie
Expert's Opinion November 1935 Ivar Campbell Quota quickie
Ticket of Leave January 1936 Michael Hankinson Quota quickie
The Belles of St. Clements January 1936 Ivar Campbell Quota quickie
The Secret Voice February 1936 George Pearson Quota quickie
Strange Cargo March 1936 Lawrence Huntington Quota quickie
Love at Sea April 1936 Adrian Brunel Quota quickie
Wednesday's Luck May 1936 George Pearson Quota quickie
Two on a Doorstep May 1936 Lawrence Huntington Quota quickie
House Broken June 1936 Michael Hankinson Quota quickie
Pay Box Adventure June 1936 W.P. Kellino Quota quickie
Cafe Mascot July 1936 Lawrence Huntington Quota quickie
Murder by Rope August 1936 George Pearson Quota quickie
The Early Bird August 1936 Donovan Pedelty Quota quickie
Grand Finale September 1936 Ivar Campbell Quota quickie
Show Flat October 1936 Bernard Mainwaring Quota quickie
Full Speed Ahead November 1936 Lawrence Huntington Quota quickie
Irish and Proud of It November 1936 Donovan Pedelty Quota quickie
The Scarab Murder Case November 1936 Michael Hankinson Quota quickie
Midnight at Madame Tussaud's December 1936 George Pearson Quota quickie
Murder at the Cabaret December 1936 Reginald Fogwell Quota quickie
Cross My Heart January 1937 Bernard Mainwaring Quota quickie
Landslide January 1937 Donovan Pedelty Quota quickie
The Elder Brother February 1937 Frederick Hayward Quota quickie
Lucky Jade March 1937 Walter Summers Quota quickie
The Cavalier of the Streets March 1937 Harold French Quota quickie
Holiday's End March 1937 John Paddy Carstairs Quota quickie
Behind Your Back April 1937 Donovan Pedelty Quota quickie
Museum Mystery April 1937 Clifford Gulliver Quota quickie
Double Exposures May 1937 John Paddy Carstairs Quota quickie
The Fatal Hour May 1937 George Pearson Quota quickie
Night Ride June 1937 John Paddy Carstairs Quota quickie
The Last Curtain July 1937 David MacDonald Quota quickie
First Night July 1937 Donovan Pedelty Quota quickie
Twin Faces August 1937 Lawrence Huntington Quota quickie
Under a Cloud August 1937 George King Quota quickie
Missing, Believed Married September 1937 John Paddy Carstairs Quota quickie
Mr. Smith Carries On September 1937 Lister Laurance Quota quickie
False Evidence October 1937 Donovan Pedelty Quota quickie
Lancashire Luck November 1937 Henry Cass Quota quickie
Incident in Shanghai January 1938 John Paddy Carstairs Quota quickie
Silver Top January 1938 George King Quota quickie
Murder Tomorrow February 1938 Donovan Pedelty Quota quickie
Special Edition March 1938 Redd Davis Quota quickie
This Man Is News September 1938 David MacDonald
A Royal Divorce September 1938 Jack Raymond
Stolen Life January 1939 Paul Czinner
The Silent Battle March 1939 Herbert Mason
This Man in Paris July 1939 David MacDonald
French Without Tears 1939 Anthony Asquith

1940sEdit

Title Release Date Director Notes
Spy for a Day April 1940 Mario Zampi
Quiet Wedding April 1941 Anthony Asquith
Hatter's Castle February 1942 Lance Comfort
Daughter of Darkness January 1948 Lance Comfort
So Evil My Love March 1948 Lewis Allen

1950sEdit

Title Release Date Director Notes
Another Time, Another Place May 1958 Lewis Allen
Links of Justice October 1958 Max Varnel
Three Crooked Men October 1958 Ernest Morris
No Safety Ahead May 1959 Max Varnel
Web of Suspicion May 1959 Max Varnel
Top Floor Girl May 1959 Max Varnel
The Man Who Could Cheat Death November 1959 Terence Fisher

1960sEdit

Title Release Date Director Notes
Night Train for Inverness January 1960 Ernest Morris
Tarzan the Magnificent July 1960 Robert Day
The World of Suzie Wong November 1960 Richard Quine
Strip Tease Murder March 1961 Ernest Morris
Highway to Battle May 1961 Ernest Morris
Two Wives at One Wedding August 1961 Montgomery Tully
The Durant Affair May 1962 Godfrey Grayson
Flight from Singapore July 1962 Dudley Birch
Zulu January 1964 Cy Endfield
Becket March 1964 Peter Glenville
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders May 1965 Terence Young
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold December 1965 Martin Ritt
Sands of the Kalahari December 1965 Cy Endfield
Alfie March 1966 Lewis Gilbert
The Psychopath May 1966 Freddie Francis
The Spy with a Cold Nose December 1966 Daniel Petrie
Funeral in Berlin December 1966 Guy Hamilton
The Deadly Bees December 1966 Freddie Francis
The Vulture December 1966 Lawrence Huntington
Drop Dead Darling December 1966 Ken Hughes
Africa: Texas Style May 1967 Andrew Marton
Robbery August 1967 Peter Yates
The Penthouse September 1967 Peter Collinson
The Last Safari November 1967 Henry Hathaway
Smashing Time December 1967 Desmond Davis
Half a Sixpence December 1967 George Sidney
Sebastian January 1968 David Greene
Romeo and Juliet March 1968 Franco Zeffirelli
The Long Day's Dying May 1968 Peter Collinson
Only When I Larf May 1968 Basil Dearden
Inadmissible Evidence June 1968 Anthony Page
The Strange Affair July 1968 David Greene
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom September 1968 Joseph McGrath
Oh! What a Lovely War March 1969 Richard Attenborough
Where's Jack? April 1969 James Clavell
Monte Carlo or Bust! June 1969 Ken Annakin
The Italian Job June 1969 Peter Collinson

1970sEdit

Title Release Date Director Notes
Friends March 1971 Lewis Gilbert
Unman, Wittering and Zigo June 1971 John Mackenzie
Running Scared May 1972 David Hemmings

See alsoEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • 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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