Thank You, Jeeves!

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This article is about the film. For the novel, see Thank You, Jeeves.
Thank You, Jeeves
Directed by Arthur Greville Collins
Produced by Sol M. Wurtzel
Written by Stephen Gross
Joseph Hoffman
Starring Arthur Treacher
Virginia Field
David Niven
Lester Matthews
Colin Tapley
John Graham Spacey
Music by Samuel Kaylin
Cinematography Barney McGill
Edited by Nick DeMaggio
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • October 4, 1936 (1936-10-04)
Running time
57 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Thank You, Jeeves! is a 1936 comedy film directed by Arthur Greville Collins and written by Stephen Gross and Joseph Hoffman. The film stars Arthur Treacher, Virginia Field, David Niven, Lester Matthews, Colin Tapley and John Graham Spacey. The film was released on October 4, 1936, by 20th Century Fox.[1][2]

Although the film bears the same title as one of P.G. Wodehouse's novels, and the two leading characters are Jeeves (played by Treacher) and Bertie Wooster (Niven), the screenplay, by Stephen Gross and Joseph Hoffman, bears no similarity to any Wodehouse novel.[3] In a letter to his friend Guy Bolton, written many years later (15 August 1973), Wodehouse wrote: "They didn't use a word of my story, substituting another written by some studio hack."[4]

The film was re-edited for television in 1955, and broadcast in the series TV Hour of the Stars, under the title Thank You, Mr Jeeves.[3]




  1. ^ "Thank You, Jeeves! (1936) - Overview". 1936-09-17. Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  2. ^ Nugent, Frank S. (1936-10-05). "Movie Review - Two in a Crowd - The Palace Offers 'Thank You, Jeeves' and 'Two in a Crowd' - 'Missing Girls' at the Globe.". Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  3. ^ a b Taves, Brian (2006). P. G. Wodehouse and Hollywood. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. ISBN 0-7864-2288-2. 
  4. ^ quoted in McIlvaine, Eileen; Louise S Sherby and James H Heineman (1990). P G Wodehouse: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Checklist. New York: James H Heineman, Inc. ISBN 0-87008-125-X. 

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