Up 20,603 this week

Piccadilly Jim (1936)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 195 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 4 critic

Jim's father wants to marry Eugenia, but her sister Netta refuses to allow it. When Jim sees Ann at a club, he falls for her even though she is with Lord Priory. He meets her the next day ... See full summary »


0Check in


Airs Mon. Jun. 01, 12:00 PM on TCM

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 105 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
a list of 771 titles
created 04 Mar 2012
a list of 2780 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
a list of 9984 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
a list of 82 titles
created 20 Dec 2012

Related Items

Search for "Piccadilly Jim" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Piccadilly Jim (1936)

Piccadilly Jim (1936) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Piccadilly Jim.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two English aristocrats pursue a rich American widow who may not be quite the person she claims to be.

Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Dorothy Arzner, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford, William Powell
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Old friends Ward and Phillip both become smitten with Phillip's mother's attractive young secretary Stella. But Stella marries Phillip and stands by him as his behavior becomes more and ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert B. Sinclair, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders
Adventure | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Astronauts returning from a voyage to mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Nancy Gates, Nelson Leigh
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

All about the citizens of Putnam's Landing and their reactions to an army missile base in their back yard.

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Joan Collins
Rain (1932)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A prostitute finds redemption in Pago Pago thanks to a hard missionary man.

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Fred Howard, Ben Hendricks Jr., William Gargan
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dr. Peter Carey is a pathologist at a Boston hospital. The daughter of the hospital's Chief of Staff dies after an illegal abortion goes wrong, and Carey's friend and colleague Dr. David ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: James Coburn, Jennifer O'Neill, Pat Hingle
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Marge is a capable secretary, but her bosses are more interested in her than her abilities. This causes her to be frequently unemployed. To get a job, she changes her look to make herself ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Marion Davies, Robert Montgomery, Frank McHugh
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A married reporter's assignments carry him all over the world, which gives him ample opportunity to put the moves on the local females. He's in Lisbon attempting his latest "conquest" when ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Merle Oberon, Dennis Morgan, Rita Hayworth
Certificate: Passed Thriller | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An embittered, vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's planned escape attempt from a Nazi prison camp..

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Peter Thorne (Craig Stevens)is a young attorney who works for an eccentric old woman, Lorinda Channing (Cecil Cunningham), who uses her insane brother, John Channing (Milton Parsons), to ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff
Stars: Craig Stevens, Elisabeth Fraser, Julie Bishop
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A few days in the life of a quiet geisha, single mother of a young, smart boy, in the lively Tokyo quarter of Ginza. A woman devoted to other people's needs, she will end by taking part ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Ranko Hanai, Yûji Hori
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Everyweek Newsmagazine editor Richard Kurt pursues psuedo-portait artist Marion Forsythe on her arrival from Europe after painting (and possibly being involved with) notables all over the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith
Stars: Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery, Edward Everett Horton


Complete credited cast:
James Crocker - Sr. / Count Olav Osric
Eric Blore ...
Robert Benchley ...
Bill Macon
Ralph Forbes ...
Lord Frederick 'Freddie' Priory
Cora Witherspoon ...
Tommy Bupp ...
Paducah Pomeroy
Herbert Pett
E.E. Clive ...
London Gossip Editor Bill Mechan
Taxi Driver
Grayce Hampton ...
Mrs. Brede (as Grace Hampton)


Jim's father wants to marry Eugenia, but her sister Netta refuses to allow it. When Jim sees Ann at a club, he falls for her even though she is with Lord Priory. He meets her the next day at the riding path, but she quickly loses him. He searches all over for her, not knowing that his father's hopeful fiancée is her Aunt. As his caricature work suffers as he searches, he is fired from his paper. But he makes a comeback with the comics 'Rags to Riches' which is based upon the Nett's. But this upsets the Nett's so much that they go back to New York, and he follows, being careful not to let them know that he is the one who draws the strip that parodies them. Written by Tony Fontana <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Romance





Release Date:

14 August 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1000 + 1 Affäre  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Madge Evans's name appears on a theater marquee in a montage sequence within the movie. She was starring with Cyril Ritchard in a West End play whose name was partially obscured in the film. See more »


Nesta Pett, Ann's Aunt: The sight of you has brought back a most unpleasant memory.
Bayliss, Jim's Butler: That, Madame, leaves me in a state of indifference bordering upon the supernatural.
See more »


Version of Piccadilly Jim (1919) See more »


In the Shadow of an Old Oak Tree
Written by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Getting the spirit of Pelham Granville Wodehouse right!
1 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When one reads Wodehouse novels and short stories one is in a world of gentlemen's clubs, social lion aunts and tyrannical mothers, henpecked husbands, merchants who are overly proud of their products (in one short story the rich uncle deals in jute and has a house decorated in models of birds made out of his product), would-be dictators of England who have family fortunes based on woman's lingerie, Earls who are more concerned about prize winning pigs than propriety, bartenders who have funds of stories to illustrate life with, butlers who are smarter than the aristocrats around them, idiot scions of noble houses who convince their potential in-laws of their good intentions by swallowing dog biscuits (which the in-laws manufacture), brilliant social tacticians whose schemes always come apart at the end, and golf lovers - always golf lovers. You rarely find a comment on the real world - the nobleman who made money from ladies underwear was an exception (a satire on Sir Oswald Mosley). But his variations on the artificial world of the rich and the powerful works a charm to this day. Unlike so many of his contemporary fellow novelists his works are still largely in print (mostly through the British publisher Penguin). And Wodehouse wrote over 100 books!

It is a great formula, but it can be spoiled. Arthur Treacher played Jeeves, the great butler, in two forgettable comedies in the 1930s (one with David Niven as Bertie Wooster) did not make a great impression due to poor productions. But a film like A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS or this version of PICADILLY JIM shows how it's done properly. The characters are not arch or overdone - but they all take themselves seriously. Montgomery is a night person, enjoying the nightclubs and such. But he does remember to have a caricature ready for his newspaper, folded in the pocket of his coat. Eric Blore is the perfect butler, trying to awaken his employer using bird calls (a talent he would also display with amusing results in IT'S LOVE I'M AFTER). But he is intelligent and loyal. When Cora Witherspoon's Mrs. Pett makes a sneering comment on Jim's formidable abilities as a caricaturist (as opposed to a real artist like Leonardo or Raphael), Blore's butler Bayliss boils over and rattles off a list of great artists who were gifted caricaturists, such as Daumier and Thomas Nast, and ending with Goya. Frank Morgan has not performed on stage in 20 years, but he is proud of his greatest role - as Osric in Hamlet (Peter Cushing in the Olivier film, and Robin Williams in Keneth Branagh's version). He uses it (successfully) to fool the Petts into accepting him into their family, while he secretly romances Mrs. Pett's younger sister (Billie Burke - the only one who realizes the truth in the masquerade).

In Wodehouse the road to love is never easy. Robert Montgomery makes a successful comic strip out of the Pett family (Witherspoon, Grant Mitchell, and Tommy Bupp) in revenge for their snootiness (actually it is the snootiness of Witherspoon - she thinks Morgan is a fortune hunter, and Mitchell is her henpecked husband who goes along with her; the boy Ogden Pett is one of those obnoxious kids in Wodehouse who enliven his books - actually Ogden is thoughtless and rude, but he actually thinks it's cool that he's in a comic strip). Montgomery learns that Madge Blake, the woman he loves, is angry at the comic strip and it's artist. He has to try to undue the damage his successful strip has done to try to win Madge back.

The film is a sparkling little drink of champagne, which the best of Wodehouse usually is. It's nice to see that for a change, Hollywood got the literary property's spirit right.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Piccadilly Jim (1936) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: