Escape Me Never (1935 film)

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Escape Me Never
Directed by Paul Czinner
Produced by Herbert Wilcox
Screenplay by Robert Cullen
Carl Zuckermann
Based on Escape Me Never
1935 play and
'The Fool of the Family
1930 novel
by Margaret Kennedy[1]
Starring Elisabeth Bergner
Hugh Sinclair
Griffith Jones
Penelope Dudley-Ward
Music by William Walton
Cinematography Sepp Allgeier
Georges Périnal
Freddie Young
Edited by David Lean
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
1 April 1935
Running time
95 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Escape Me Never is a 1935 British drama film directed by Paul Czinner, produced by Herbert Wilcox, and starring Elisabeth Bergner, Hugh Sinclair and Griffith Jones.[2][3] The film is an adaptation of the play Escape Me Never by Margaret Kennedy; a later adaptation was the 1947 Warner Bros. version. The score is by William Walton. Bergner was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance, but lost out to Bette Davis. British readers of Film Weekly magazine voted the 1935 Best Performance category in a British movie to her.[4]

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It was the 19th most popular film at the British box office in 1935-36.[5] Wilcox was surprised by its success - it outgrossed his more "commercial" films.[6]


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  2. ^ Andre Sennwald (24 May 1935). "Escape Me Never (1935) The Radio City Music Hall Presents Miss Bergner in the Film Version of Escape Me Never". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ BFI Database entry
  4. ^ "Best Film Performance Last Year". The Examiner. Launceston, Tasmania: National Library of Australia. 9 July 1937. p. 8. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Film Business in the United States and Britain during the 1930s" by John Sedgwick and Michael Pokorny, The Economic History ReviewNew Series, Vol. 58, No. 1 (Feb., 2005), pp.97
  6. ^ Wilcox, Herbert (1967). Twenty Five Thousand Sunsets. South Brunswick. p. 93. 

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