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HISTORY

This film was released in Great Britain under its original title Jack of All Trades at a running time of 75 min. The source material itself was based on a French play by Paul Vulpius. Modern sources include Prod Michael Balcon, Des Vetchinsky, Cost Joe Strassner and Sd W. Salter in the ... More Less

This film was released in Great Britain under its original title Jack of All Trades at a running time of 75 min. The source material itself was based on a French play by Paul Vulpius. Modern sources include Prod Michael Balcon, Des Vetchinsky, Cost Joe Strassner and Sd W. Salter in the production. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Variety
4 Mar 36
p. 31.
Variety
16 Feb 38
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Youth at the Helm by Hubert Griffith (London, 1934).
SONGS
"Where There's You There's Me," "Tap Your Tootsies" and "You're Sweeter Than I Thought You Were," music and lyrics by Maurice Sigler, Al Goodhart and Al Hoffman.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Jack of All Trades
Release Date:
1937
Premiere Information:
London opening: February 1936
Copyright Claimant:
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Copyright Date:
17 February 1936
Copyright Number:
LP7436
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
55
Length(in feet):
6,868
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Down-and-out Jack Warrender gets hired to work as a waiter at a black-tie party. At the party, he meets drunken banker Lionel Finch, whom he later blackmails into making him part of his firm. Despite his inexperience, Jack makes a great financial deal, and also finds love with Frances ... +


Down-and-out Jack Warrender gets hired to work as a waiter at a black-tie party. At the party, he meets drunken banker Lionel Finch, whom he later blackmails into making him part of his firm. Despite his inexperience, Jack makes a great financial deal, and also finds love with Frances Wilson. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


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

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