Dodging the Dole

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Dodging the Dole
Directed by John E. Blakeley
Produced by John E. Blakeley
Written by Arthur Mertz
Starring Roy Barbour
Dan Young
Jenny Howard
Barry K. Barnes
Distributed by Mancunian Films
Release dates
July 1936
Running time
95 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Dodging the Dole is a 1936 British musical comedy film directed by John E. Blakeley and starring Roy Barbour, Dan Young and Jenny Howard.[1] It was made by Mancunian Films at Highbury Studios and Southall Studios.


An exasperated worker at an job centre tries to find jobs for two idle scroungers.


  • Roy Barbour - The Simplicity of Genius
  • Dan Young - The Charming Fool
  • Jenny Howard - The Generator of Electric Radiance
  • Barry K. Barnes - The Dole Dodger
  • Fred Walmsley - The Lancashire Favourite
  • Tot Sloan - The Little Bundle of Fun
  • Bertha Ricardo - Dainty and Demure



  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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