Command Performance (1937 film)
|Directed by||Sinclair Hill|
|Produced by||Harcourt Templeman|
|Written by||Stafford Dickens (play)
|Music by||Louis Levy|
|Edited by||Michael Hankinson|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
|19 August 1937|
Command Performance is a 1937 British musical drama film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Arthur Tracy, Lilli Palmer and Mark Daly. It was based on a play by Stafford Dickens. Like The Street Singer which was released the same year, it was designed as a vehicle for Tracy who performs a number of songs during the film. It was made at Pinewood Studios.
Growing tired of his life of fame, a singer runs away from a domineering manager and goes to live with a group of gypsies. A massive manhunt is whipped by the press to find him so that he can shoot the final scenes of his latest film.
- Arthur Tracy as Street Singer
- Lilli Palmer as Susan
- Mark Daly as Joe
- Rae Collett as Betty
- Finlay Currie as Manager
- Jack Melford as Reporter
- Stafford Hilliard as Sam
- Julian Vedey as Toni
- Phyllis Stanley as Olga
- Wood p.94
- Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
- Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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