Looking on the Bright Side
|Looking on The Bright Side|
|Directed by||Graham Cutts
|Produced by||Basil Dean|
|Written by||Basil Dean
|Music by||Carroll Gibbons|
|Edited by||Otto Ludwig|
|Distributed by||RKO Pictures|
|Running time||81 minutes|
Looking on The Bright Side is a 1932 British musical comedy film It was directed by Graham Cutts and Basil Dean and starring Gracie Fields, Richard Dolman, and Betty Shale. It was made at Ealing Studios.
Gracie (Fields) and Laurie (Dolman) are lovers who together form a musical act. Gracie sings and Laurie writes the songs, but when Laurie gets a taste of fame, he runs off after a glamorous actress.
This film is currently available as part of the Gracie Fields collector's edition which, in addition to this film, includes the films Sally in Our Alley (1931), Love, Life and Laughter (1934), Sing As We Go (1934), Look Up and Laugh (1935), Queen of Hearts (1936) and The Show Goes On (1937), these are on 4 discs. Two films each on three of the discs with the other film on disc four.
- Gracie Fields as Gracie
- Richard Dolman as Laurie
- Julian Rose as Oscar Schultz
- Wyn Richmond as Josie Joy
- Tony De Lungo as Delmonico
- Betty Shale as Hetty Hunt
- Viola Compton as Police Sergeant
- Bettina Montahners as Bettina
- Charles Farrell as Released criminal
- Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
- Perry, George. Forever Ealing. Pavilion Books, 1994.
- Perry p.174
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