The Happy Family (1936 film)

The Happy Family is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Hugh Williams, Leonora Corbett and Max Adrian.[1] The film was based on the play French Salad by Max Catto.

The Happy Family
Directed byMaclean Rogers
Screenplay byMaclean Rogers
Story byMax Catto
Based onFrench Salad
by Max Catto
Produced byHerbert Smith
StarringHugh Williams
Leonora Corbett
CinematographyGeorge Stretton
Release date
  • 1936 (1936)
Running time
67 minutes
CountryGreat Britain

The plot concerns a mother and father who, in order to shock their extended family out of their idle, spendthrift ways, pretend to have lost all their money.



  1. ^ "The Happy Family". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 19 May 2014.


  • Shafer, Stephen C. British popular films, 1929-1939: The Cinema of Reassurance. Routledge, 1997.

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