A Cuckoo In The Nest

A Cuckoo In The Nest

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A series of now-legendary stage comedies from the 1920s and '30s, the Aldwych Farces broke theatre box-office records and made the transition to celluloid with a run of hit films – making stars of Tom Walls, Ralph Lynn and Robertson Hare. Most were penned by leading comic playwright Ben Travers and peopled by a regular cast of silly-ass aristocrats, battleaxe wives and put-upon husbands; nimble wordplay and finely crafted buffoonery were their hallmarks and the public loved them.

Though only ten adaptations were made on film, the influence of these enduringly popular films was great and can be seen in some of the key British comedies from the first half of the 20th century. This ongoing range will include not only the Aldwych Farces themselves but those films that they influenced. They are presented here as brand-new transfers from original film elements in their original aspect ratio.

A newlywed husband is compelled through circumstances to spend the night sharing a room with an also-married lady friend.

Cast In Alphabetical Order

Cecil Parker as Claude Hickett Frank Pettingell as Landlord Gordon James as Noony Grace Edwin as Mrs. Bone Joan Brierley as Kate Mark Daly as Pinhorn Mary Brough as Mrs. Spoker Norah Howard as Gladys Ralph Lynn as Peter Wyckham Robertson Hare as Rev. Sloley Jones Roger Livesey as Alfred Tom Walls as Major Bone Veronica Rose as Barbara Wyckham Yvonne Arnaud as Marguerite Hickett


Produced by Ian Dalrymple & Angus MacPhail Directed by Tom Walls Screenplay by Ben Travers Running Time 83 minutes. Theatrical Release 1933

Synopsis Taken From DVD Cover ©2015 Network

Film Images ©1933 Gaumont British Films Ltd.

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