Too Many Crooks (1930 film)

Too Many Crooks is a 1930 British comedy crime film directed by George King and starring Laurence Olivier, Dorothy Boyd and Arthur Stratton.[1]

Too Many Crooks
Directed byGeorge King
Written by
  • Billie Bristow
  • Basil Roscoe
Produced byGeorge King
Music byWilliam Hodgson (as W. Hodgson)
Distributed byFox Film Company (UK)
Release date
  • August 1930 (1930-08) (UK)
Running time
38 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was shot at Twickenham Studios as a quota quickie for distribution by Fox Film.[2] The film is currently missing from the BFI National Archive, and is listed as one of the British Film Institute's "75 Most Wanted" lost films.[3]


A man tries to burgle his own safe on the same night that a professional criminal attempts it.[4]




  • 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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