Thank You, Jeeves!

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This article is about the film. For the novel, see Thank You, Jeeves.
Thank You, Jeeves
Directed by Arthur Greville Collins
Produced by Sol M. Wurtzel
Written by Stephen Gross
Joseph Hoffman
Starring Arthur Treacher
David Niven
Music by Samuel Kaylin
Cinematography Barney McGill
Edited by Nick DeMaggio
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) 1936
Running time 57 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Thank You, Jeeves! (1936) is a comedy film starring Arthur Treacher and David Niven.

Although the film bears the same title as one of P.G. Wodehouse's novels, and the two leading characters are Jeeves (played by Treacher) and Bertie Wooster (Niven), the screenplay, by Stephen Gross and Joseph Hoffman, bears no similarity to any Wodehouse novel.[1] In a letter to his friend Guy Bolton, written many years later (15 August 1973), Wodehouse wrote: "They didn't use a word of my story, substituting another written by some studio hack."[2]

The film was re-edited for television in 1955, and broadcast in the series TV Hour of the Stars, under the title Thank You, Mr Jeeves.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Taves, Brian (2006). P. G. Wodehouse and Hollywood. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. ISBN 0-7864-2288-2. 
  2. ^ quoted in McIlvaine, Eileen; Louise S Sherby and James H Heineman (1990). P G Wodehouse: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Checklist. New York: James H Heineman, Inc. ISBN 0-87008-125-X. 

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