The Case for the Crown

The Case for the Crown is a 1934 British crime film directed by George A. Cooper and starring Miles Mander, Meriel Forbes and Whitmore Humphries.[2] It was made at Elstree Studios as a quota quickie for release by Paramount Pictures.[3]

The Case for the Crown
Directed byGeorge A. Cooper
Produced byGeorge A. Cooper
Written bySherard Powell
Based onshort story An Error of Judgement by Anthony Gittins[1]
StarringMiles Mander
Meriel Forbes
Whitmore Humphries
Distributed byParamount British Pictures
Release date
9 November 1934
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A business partner is found dead and the company accounts have been tampered with; but is it murder or suicide?


Critical receptionEdit

TV Guide called it "another dull British courtroom drama."[4]


  1. ^ Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "The Case for the Crown (1934)".
  3. ^ Wood p.81
  4. ^ "The Case For The Crown".


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth 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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