Cotton Queen

Cotton Queen

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Directed by Bernard Vorhaus and produced by the prolific Joe Rock at Rock Studios. Joe produced 123 titles, acted in 96 films and wrote 36.

Cotton Queen is a story of two feuding Lancashire mill owners, Sam (Stanley Holloway) and Bill (Will Fyffe). They find if they work together they can secure a major American contract. Further trouble ensues when Bills’ niece (Mary Lawson) has a romance with Sams’ son (Jimmy Hanley) - but all is sorted out at the annual Cotton Queen festival.

Cotton Queen was the final film Vorhaus made in Britain. Following the collapse of Julius Hagen’s Twickenham Studios, where he had directed most of his films during the previous few years. He then returned to the United States. Watch out for Gibson Gowland, who played “McTeague” in Erich Von Stroheim’s silent masterpiece, Greed.

Cast In Alphabetical Order

Bill Shine as Telephone Operator C. Denier Warren as Joseph Cotter D.J. Williams as Thompson Elsie Wagstaff as Emily Esma Cannon as Telephonist Gibson Gowland as Jailer Helen Haye as Margaret Owen James Knight as Shooting Gallery Attendant Jimmy Hanley as Jack Owen Marcelle Rogez as Zita de la Rue Mary Lawson as Joan Stanley Holloway as Sam Owen Syd Courtenay as Mayor Syd Crossley as Shearman Will Fyffe as Bob Todcastle


Produced by Joe Rock Directed by Bernard Vorhaus Story by Syd Courtenay & Barry Peake Running Time 77 minutes. Theatrical Release 1937

Synopsis Taken From DVD Cover ©Renown Productions 2013

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