The Good Companions (1933)

90 or 96 mins | Comedy-drama | 8 September 1933

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HISTORY

The copyright catalog refers to this picture as a "Gaumont-British-Welsh-Pearson," and modern sources credit T. A. Welsh and George Pearson as the producers. The film was released in Great Britain by Gaumont-British at a running time of 100 ... More Less

The copyright catalog refers to this picture as a "Gaumont-British-Welsh-Pearson," and modern sources credit T. A. Welsh and George Pearson as the producers. The film was released in Great Britain by Gaumont-British at a running time of 100 min. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
10 Oct 33
p. 8.
Motion Picture Herald
29 Apr 33
p. 30.
New York Times
10 Oct 33
p. 24.
Variety
14 Mar 33
p. 15.
Variety
17 Oct 33
p. 19.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Settings
COSTUMES
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Good Companions by J. B. Priestley (London, 1929).
SONGS
"I'll Be Happy, "Lucky for Me" and "Three Wishes," words by Douglas Furber, music by George Posford.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 September 1933
Premiere Information:
London opening: 28 Feb 1933
Production Date:
A Fox-Gaumont-British Picture
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 July 1933
Copyright Number:
LP4126
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
90 or 96
Length(in feet):
9,000
Length(in reels):
9
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

After mill worker Jess Oakroyd is forced to leave home, he becomes friends with shy Elizabeth Trant, music teacher Inigo Jollifant and traveling minstrel Morton Mitcham. The foursome join forces with a floundering theatrical troupe that stars ambitious singer Susie Dean. The players christen themselves "The Good Companions," and after overcoming various trials and tribulations, Susie becomes a star and finds love with Inigo, and the other members also realize their ... +


After mill worker Jess Oakroyd is forced to leave home, he becomes friends with shy Elizabeth Trant, music teacher Inigo Jollifant and traveling minstrel Morton Mitcham. The foursome join forces with a floundering theatrical troupe that stars ambitious singer Susie Dean. The players christen themselves "The Good Companions," and after overcoming various trials and tribulations, Susie becomes a star and finds love with Inigo, and the other members also realize their dreams. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs, Show business


Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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