Melody and Romance

Melody and Romance is a 1937 British musical comedy film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Hughie Green, Margaret Lockwood and Jane Carr.[1] It was made at Beaconsfield Studios[2] with sets designed by Norman G. Arnold, and features an uncredited appearance by Charles Hawtrey reciting Hamlet's "To be, or not to be."[1][3]

Melody and Romance
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Opening title card
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Written by
Produced byS.W. Smith
CinematographyGeorge Stretton
Music byJohn Blore Borelli
Distributed byBritish Lion Films (UK)
Release date
  • December 1937 (1937-12) (UK)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summaryEdit

Two teenagers with aspirations to become stars fall in love.

Main castEdit


It was one of the earliest roles of Margaret Lockwood.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Melody and Romance (1937)". Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  2. ^ Wood p.95
  3. ^ "Melody and Romance · British Universities Film & Video Council".
  4. ^ Vagg, Stephen (29 January 2020). "Why Stars Stop Being Stars: Margaret Lockwood". Filmink.


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

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