John Halifax (film)

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John Halifax
Directed by George King
Produced by George King
Odette King
Written by Dinah Craik (novel)
A.R. Rawlinson
Starring John Warwick
Nancy Burne
Roddy McDowall
Music by Jack Beaver
Cinematography Hone Glendinning
Edited by John Seabourne Sr.
George King Productions
George Minter Productions
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
March 1938
Running time
69 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

John Halifax is a 1938 British historical drama film directed by George King and starring John Warwick, Nancy Burne and Roddy McDowall.[1] It is based on the novel John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Craik. It was made at Shepperton Studios as a quota quickie.[2] The film's sets were designed by Philip Bawcombe.




  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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