No Monkey Business

No Monkey Business is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Gene Gerrard, June Clyde and Renée Houston.[1]

No Monkey Business
Directed byMarcel Varnel
Produced byJulius Haimann
C. M. Woolf
Written byJoe May
Károly Nóti
Roger Burford
Val Guest
StarringGene Gerrard
June Clyde
Renée Houston
Richard Hearne
Music byHans May
Benjamin Frankel
CinematographyClaude Friese-Greene
Edited byEdward B. Jarvis
Radius Productions
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
12 November 1935
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


After a music hall performer has his performing partner, an ape, confiscated by his financial creditors he persuades his assistant to dress up and impersonate the animal so that he can continue his act. However a series of embarrassments arise when they are invited to stay at a country house by a young woman who wishes to demonstrate to her father her theory that apes are as intelligent as people.


The film was made by the independent company Radius Productions at the British and Dominion Studios at Elstree.




  • Sutton, David R. A chorus of raspberries: British film comedy 1929–1939. University of Exeter Press, 2000.

External linksEdit