Up to the Neck

Up to the Neck is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Ralph Lynn, Winifred Shotter and Francis Lister.[1] It was made at Elstree Studios.[2]

Up to the Neck
Directed byJack Raymond
Written byBen Travers
Produced byHerbert Wilcox
StarringRalph Lynn
Winifred Shotter
Francis Lister
CinematographyCyril Bristow
Music byLew Stone
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Shy bank clerk Norman B. Good comes into a big inheritance and uses it to realise his ambition to be a theatre impresario. Falling for chorus girl April Dawne, he invests most of his money in an expensive show designed to make her a star. When the production is a disaster, Norman takes to the stage in a desperate bid to improve the play by playing the lead. His monocle and toothy grin win him raves as a comic genius (despite the fact that he was playing the role straight), and the show becomes a hit as a comedy.



  1. ^ "Up to the Neck (1933)".
  2. ^ Wood p.80


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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