Marry the Girl (1935 film)
Marry the Girl is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Maclean Rogers, who wrote the script. It is a screen adaption of the original 1930 Aldwych farce Marry the Girl, written by George Arthurs and Arthur Miller.
|Marry the Girl|
|Directed by||Maclean Rogers|
|Written by||Kathleen Butler |
|Based on||Marry the Girl|
by Arthur Miller and George Arthurs
|Produced by||Herbert Smith|
|Starring||Sonnie Hale |
|Distributed by||British Lion|
Nine of the twelve Aldwych plays had been adapted for film by 1935, with some of the leading roles played by members of the original stage company. Eight of these films were directed by Tom Walls and one by Jack Raymond. The production companies for the earlier films in the series were British & Dominions Film Corporation and Gaumont British. Marry the Girl, however, was filmed by British Lion Films with none of the original stars, except for Winifred Shotter reprising her stage role. It was made at Beaconsfield Studios with sets designed by Norman G. Arnold.
Wally Gibbs is sued for breach of promise by his former girlfriend Doris Chattaway. His current fiancée, Jane Elliott, breaks off their engagement. Wally ends up with Doris, and Jane pairs off with Wally's friend Hugh Delafield, who has been the Counsel for the Plaintiff in the lawsuit.
- Sonnie Hale as Wally Gibbs
- Winifred Shotter as Doris Chattaway
- Hugh Wakefield as Hugh Delafield
- Judy Kelly as Jane Elliott
- C. Denier Warren as Banks
- Kenneth Kove as Cyril Chattaway
- Maidie Hope as Mrs Elliott
- Wally Patch as Bookmaker
- John Deverell as Judge
- Lawrence Anderson as Counsel for the defence
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