Facing the Music (1933 film)

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Facing the Music
"Facing the Music" (1933 film).jpg
Nancy Burne and Stanley Lupino
Directed by Harry Hughes
Produced by John Maxwell
Written by Clifford Grey
Sidney Gilliat
Frank Launder
Stanley Lupino
Starring Stanley Lupino
Nancy Burne
Jose Collins
Dennis Hoey
Music by Harry Acres
Cinematography Walter J. Harvey
Bryan Langley
Edited by Leslie Norman
Distributed by Wardour Films
Release date
June 1933
Running time
72 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Facing the Music is a 1933 British musical comedy film directed by Harry Hughes and starring Stanley Lupino, Jose Collins and Nancy Burne. It is also known by the alternative title Jewel Song.[1]


The film was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures.[2] It was one of a series of films made by the company featuring the popular stage entertainer Stanley Lupino. The film's art direction was by David Rawnsley.


In order to promote his client a publicist organises a fake robbery of her jewels, but things soon begin to unravel.


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide noted "a stiff opera-oriented production using Faust as a backdrop";[3] while britishfilmclassics.wordpress.com applauded "a highly entertaining performance by music hall star Stanley Lupino, who comes up with endless visual gags and one-liners." [4]


  1. ^ "Facing the Music (1933)". BFI. 
  2. ^ Wood p.77
  3. ^ "Facing The Music". TVGuide.com. 
  4. ^ "British Musicals of the 1930s, Volume 3 – Facing the Music and For the Love of Mike - British Film Classics". British Film Classics. 


  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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