Hotel Splendide (1932 film)
|Directed by||Michael Powell|
|Produced by||Jerome Jackson|
|Written by||Philip MacDonald (story)
|Edited by||Arthur Seabourne|
|Release dates||18 July 1932 (UK)|
|Running time||53 minutes|
Jerry Mason inherits the Hotel Splendide at Speymouth but is disappointed when he sees it is a quiet place with few permanent residents. Gentleman Charlie, a jewel thief arrives after a long spell in prison expecting to be able to dig up the pearls he had buried - only to find the hotel has been built on the site.
- Jerry Verno as Jerry Mason
- Anthony Holles as 'Mrs.LeGrange'
- Edgar Norfolk as 'Gentleman Charlie'
- Philip Morant as Mr.Meek
- Sybil Grove as Mrs.Harkness
- Vera Sherborne as Joyce Dacre
- Paddy Browne as Miss Meek
- Michael Powell as Bugging device engineer (uncredited)
Made for £4,000 for Gaumont-British, the film features one of the earliest cinematic uses of Gounod's "Funeral March of the Marionettes", better known as the theme music for Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
- Hotel Splendide at the Internet Movie Database
- Hotel Splendide at AllMovie
- Hotel Splendide at the British Film Institute's Screenonline
- Hotel Splendide reviews and articles at the Powell & Pressburger Pages
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