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.[1]

Marry the Girl
Directed byMaclean Rogers
Written byKathleen Butler
Maclean Rogers
Based onMarry the Girl
by Arthur Miller and George Arthurs
Produced byHerbert Smith
StarringSonnie Hale
Winifred Shotter
Judy Kelly
Distributed byBritish Lion
Release date
  • 1935 (1935)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

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.[2] 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[3] 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.


Source: British Film Institute[4]


  1. ^ "Aldwych Theatre", The Times, 25 November 1930, p. 12
  2. ^ "Tom Walls" British Film Institute, accessed 3 March 2013
  3. ^ Wood p.87
  4. ^ "Marry the Girl", British Film Institute, accessed 3 March 2013


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

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