Under Your Hat

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Under Your Hat
Directed by Maurice Elvey
Produced by Ivor McLaren
Jack Hulbert
Written by Rodney Ackland
Anthony Kimmins
Arthur Macrae
Geoffrey Kerr
Jack Hulbert
Starring Jack Hulbert
Cicely Courtneidge
Austin Trevor
Leonora Corbett
Music by Lew Stone
Cinematography Mutz Greenbaum
Edited by Edward B. Jarvis
Grand National Pictures
Distributed by British Lion
Release dates
  • 1 September 1940 (1940-09-01)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Under Your Hat is a 1940 British comedy spy film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge and Austin Trevor.[1]


The film was an independent production made at Isleworth Studios. It was based on a popular stage musical starring Hulbert and Courtneidge, a husband-and-wife team who had made a series of successful comedy films during the 1930s. The set's were designed by art director James A. Carter.


The film is set in pre-Second World War England where a leading film star and his wife attempt to recover a secret carburetor stolen by enemy agents.



  1. ^ Murphy p.203


  • Murphy, Robert. Realism and Tinsel: Cinema and Society in Britain, 1939-1949. Routledge, 1992.

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