No Funny Business

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No Funny Business
Directed by Victor Hanbury
John Stafford
Produced by John Stafford
Written by Victor Hanbury
Frank Vosper
Based on a story by Dorothy Hope
Starring Laurence Olivier
Gertrude Lawrence
Jill Esmond
Music by Noel Gay
Cinematography Walter Blakeley
Edited by Edward B. Jarvis
Elmer J. McGovern
John Stafford Productions
Distributed by United Artists (UK)
Release date
  • 19 June 1933 (1933-06-19) (London, UK)
Running time
76 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

No Funny Business is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Victor Hanbury and starring Laurence Olivier, Gertrude Lawrence, Jill Esmond and Edmund Breon.[1] The film is a comedy of errors set in a divorce case.[2] It was made at Ealing Studios.[3] The film's sets were designed by the art director Duncan Sutherland. Olivier had returned to Britain after his career, following an initial move to Hollywood, had faltered.[4]



  1. ^ No Funny Business at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ No Funny Business at the British Film Institute's Film and TV Database
  3. ^ Munn p.44
  4. ^ Munn p.43-44


  • Munn, Michael. Lord Larry: The Secret Life of Laurence Olivier. Robson Books, 2007.