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Housemaster (1938)

Three girls arrive at a stuffy English public school and cause all sorts of problems with both the staff and pupils.

Director:

Herbert Brenon

Writers:

Ian Hay (play), Dudley Leslie | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Otto Kruger ... Charles Donkin
Diana Churchill ... Rosemary Faringdon
Phillips Holmes ... Philip de Pourville
Joyce Barbour Joyce Barbour ... Barbara Fane
Rene Ray Rene Ray ... Chris Faringdon (as René Ray)
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ... The Rev. Ovington
Walter Hudd ... Frank Hastings
Michael Shepley ... Victor Beamish
John Wood ... Flossie Nightingale
Cecil Parker ... Sir Berkeley Nightingale
Henry Hepworth Henry Hepworth ... Bimbo Faringdon
Rosamond Barnes Rosamond Barnes ... Button Faringdon (as Rosamund Barnes)
Laurence Kitchin Laurence Kitchin ... Crump
Jimmy Hanley ... Travers
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Three girls arrive at a stuffy English public school and cause all sorts of problems with both the staff and pupils.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1939 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Phillips Holmes's last movie. See more »

Connections

Featured in Elstree Story (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Traditional
Lyrics by Robert Burns
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unmemorabld
17 December 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

There were lots of public school films in the thirties.On the one side are the Will Hay films and the other Goodbye Mr Chips.This falls somewhere in the middle.You think there is going to be a really dramatic climactic confrontation.Sadly it all falls flat.Otto Kruger is the parachuted in American star.He made a number of films for ABPC.There is a truly awful process sequence at the riverside.Gives an idea of the level of the budget.Little wonder this film is forgotten


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