The Gang Show

The Gang Show is a 1937 British musical film about a Boy Scout Troop who stage a variety show to raise funds, when the lease of their meeting place expires.

The Gang Show
Directed byAlfred J. Goulding
Written byMarjorie Gaffney (scenario), Ralph Reader
Produced byHerbert Wilcox
StarringRalph Reader,
Gina Malo, Stuart Robinson
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Edited byPeggy Hennessy
Music byGerald Walcan-Bright and Ralph Reader
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK), Syndicate Pictures (USA).
Release date
  • April 1937 (1937-04)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was a vehicle for material from Ralph Reader's Gang Shows that had been successful on the stage in London's West End since 1932;[1] the songs included the Gang Show anthem; "Crest of a Wave".[2] Shot at Pinewood Studios,[3] the film premiered at the Lyceum Theatre, London on 13 April 1937, the only occasion that the theatre was used as a cinema.[4] It was released in New York in December 1938 under the shortened title The Gang.[5]