His Lordship

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For the 1936 film, see His Lordship (1936 film).
His Lordship
HisLordship.jpg
Bert serenades his girl Lenina
Directed by Michael Powell
Produced by Jerome Jackson
Written by Oliver Madox Hueffer (novel)
Ralph Smart
Starring Jerry Verno
Janet McGrew
Ben Welden
Polly Ward
Music by Richard Addinsell
with song by Leslie Holmes and Clay Keyes
Direction, Maurice Winnick
Cinematography Geoffrey Faithfull
Edited by Arthur Seabourne
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
5 December 1932 (UK)
Running time
79 min.
Country UK
Language English

His Lordship is a 1932 British musical comedy drama film directed by Michael Powell. It was made as a Quota quickie.

Plot[edit]

Cheerful Cockney Bert Gibbs inherits a title from his father and becomes Lord Thornton Heath. But then he meets up with movie star Ilya Myona and when his mother asks about her, Bert implies they are engaged. After some adventures with some dubious Russian types Bert's girl Lenina eventually wins him back.

Cast[edit]

Subsequent history[edit]

His Lordship was declared to be "Missing, Believed Lost" by the British Film Institute, but a copy was subsequently found.[1] It was put onto safety film and shown at the NFT in 2000. It proved popular with audiences as a camp classic.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Lost Then Found". British Film Institute. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Chibnal, Steve. Quota Quickies : The Birth of the British 'B' Film. London: BFI, 2007. ISBN 1-84457-155-6
  • Powell, Michael. A Life in Movies: An Autobiography. London: Heinemann, 1986. ISBN 0-434-59945-X.

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