Alf's Button Afloat

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Alf's Button Afloat
Alf's Button Afloat (1938 film).jpg
Original British trade ad
Directed by Marcel Varnel
Produced by Edward Black
Written by Marriott Edgar
Val Guest
Ralph Smart
Based on W.A. Darlington's "famous farce" Alf's Button[1]
Starring Bud Flanagan
Chesney Allen
Jimmy Nervo
Alastair Sim
Music by Charles Williams
Cinematography Arthur Crabtree
Edited by R.E. Dearing
Alfred Roome
Distributed by General Film Distributors
Gaumont British Picture Corporation (presented by)
Release date
  • July 1938 (1938-07) (UK)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Alf's Button Afloat is a 1938 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen, Jimmy Nervo, Alastair Sim and Peter Gawthorne. In the film, the Crazy Gang go to sea, where one of them discovers a button on his uniform is made from the metal of Aladdin's lamp.[2] The film parodies the 1920 novel Alf's Button by W.A. Darlington and its subsequent film adaptations.[3]



  1. ^ Gifford, Denis (1 April 2016). "British Film Catalogue: Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non-Fiction Film". Routledge – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ "Alf's Button Afloat (1938)". 
  3. ^ "Alf's Button". 29 October 2007. 

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