Premiere (film)

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For the opening performance of a film, see Premiere.
Directed by Walter Summers
Produced by Walter C. Mycroft
Written by Friedrich Dammann
Max Wallner
F. McGrew Willis
Starring John Lodge
Judy Kelly
Joan Marion
Hugh Williams
Music by Dénes Buday
Szabolcs Fényes
Cinematography Otto Kanturek
Edited by Lionel Tomlinson
Distributed by Associated British
Release date
Running time
71 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Premiere is a 1938 British musical mystery film directed by Walter Summers and starring John Lodge, Judy Kelly, Joan Marion, Hugh Williams. In Paris a leading theatre impresario is murdered on opening night, shoftly after replacing his leading lady. A police Inspector in the audience takes over the investigation.[1]

The film was shot at Elstree Studios.[2] It was a close remake of the 1937 Austrian film Premiere and re-used a number of musical scenes from the original which were dubbed into English.




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

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