Jack of All Trades (1936 film)

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Jack of All Trades
Jack of All Trades FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Jack Hulbert
Produced by Michael Balcon
Written by Hubert Griffith (play)
Paul Vulpius (play)
Jack Hulbert
Austin Melford
J.O.C. Orton
Starring Jack Hulbert
Gina Malo
Robertson Hare
Music by Bretton Byrd
Louis Levy
Cinematography Charles Van Enger
Edited by Terence Fisher
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors
Release date
30 December 1936
Running time
76 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Jack of All Trades is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Robert Stevenson and Jack Hulbert and starring Hulbert, Gina Malo and Robertson Hare.[1] It is based on the 1934 play Youth at the Helm. The film was made at Islington Studios, with sets designed by Alex Vetchinsky.[2]


Jack, out of work and responsible for an aged mother, takes a succession of jobs, bluffing his way through them all.[3]



  1. ^ "Jack of All Trades (1936) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  2. ^ Wood p.86
  3. ^ "Jack of all Trades | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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