The Big Noise (1936 British film)

The Big Noise is a 1936 British musical comedy film directed by Alex Bryce and starring Alastair Sim, Norah Howard and Fred Duprez. The film was a quota quickie made at Wembley Studios by the Hollywood studio Fox's British subsidiary.[1]

The Big Noise
Directed byAlex Bryce
Produced byJohn Findlay
Written byGerard Fairlie
Gene Markey
Harry Ruskin
StarringAlastair Sim
Norah Howard
Fred Duprez
Music byColin Wark
CinematographyStanley Grant
Distributed byFox Film Company
Release date
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A clerk in an oil company is promoted in order to make him the fall guy for a series of illegal transactions that have brought it to the brink of ruin, but instead manages to turn the business around



  1. ^ Wood p.89


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The British 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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