Fighting Stock

Fighting Stock

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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.

Feuding, intrigue and blackmail put a brigadier-general's fishing holiday on hold.

Cast In Alphabetical Order

Herbert Lomas as Murlow Hubert Harben as Mr. Rivers Lesley Wareing as Eileen Rivers Margaret Davidge as Mrs. Fenton Marie Lohr as Mrs. Barbara Rivers Mary Jerrold as Emmie Norah Howard as Ada Peggy Simpson as Maid Ralph Lynn as Sydney Rowley Robertson Hare as Duck Sybil Grove as Mrs. Peacock Tom Walls as Brig. Gen. Sir Donald Rowley Veronica Rose as Diana Rivers


Directed by Tom Walls Screenplay by Ben Travers Story by Ben Travers Running Time 70 minutes. Theatrical Release 1935

Synopsis Taken From DVD Cover ©2015 Network

Film Images ©1935 Gaumont-British Films Ltd.

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