Turkey Time (1933 film)

Turkey Time is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Tom Walls and starring Walls, Ralph Lynn, Robertson Hare and Dorothy Hyson.[1] The screenplay concerns a group of guests come to stay with the Stoatt family in the seaside town of Eden Bay for Christmas. They soon become involved with an impoverished concert performer whose innocent presence in the house leads to a series of misunderstandings. It was adapted from the 1931 play Turkey Time by Ben Travers, one of the Aldwych Farces.

Turkey Time
Directed byTom Walls
Written byBen Travers (play)
Produced byMichael Balcon
StarringTom Walls
Ralph Lynn
Robertson Hare
Dorothy Hyson
CinematographyCharles Van Enger
Edited byHelen Lewis
Music byJack Beaver
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
December 1933
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The film was part of a successful series of screen adaptations of the Aldwych Farces throughout the 1930s that had begun with Rookery Nook in 1930. It was made by British Gaumont, the second film the actors had made with that studio after switching from Herbert Wilcox's British & Dominions Film Corporation. The screenplay was written by Ben Travers, adapted from his own play. The German Alfred Junge worked as art director.



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