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In her 1938 book "Charles Laughton and I" (pages 179-180) Elsa Lanchester wrote: "I was in England during 'Mutiny on the Bounty' since I was persuaded into staying away from Charles by rosy promises of film parts under my English contract with London Film Productions ... During this wait, I did do one short film but possibly it was more to keep me quiet than anything. Although the character I played was good, the film as a whole did not come to life and was not up to standard; perhaps it was my fault or perhaps it was the adaptation. Anyway, I was glad it was not put out. It was based on the Stacy Aumonier story, 'Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty,' which is about the adventures of a little woman, just one of those women of whom there are always too many in the world. She was a superfluous little spinster, neither old nor young, she was ageless. I did not wear a spot of make-up, only a pair of 'pince-nez'. I used to walk about the studio and not a soul knew me; they thought I was a new secretary engaged to work for someone." The foregoing suggests that this film never had a wide release. See more