The Academy Decides

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The Academy Decides
Directed by John Baxter
Produced by John Barter
Written by Stuart Jackson
Music by Kennedy Russell
Cinematography Jack Parker
U.K. Films
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
Running time
50 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Academy Decides is a 1937 British drama film directed by John Baxter and starring April Vivian, Henry Oscar, John Oxford[1] and Wensley Russell. It was made at Shepperton Studios as a quota quickie.[2]


  • Henry Oscar as Kyle
  • April Vivian as Mary
  • John Oxford
  • Wensley Russell
  • Boris Ranevsky
  • Frank Birch
  • Walter Tobias


  1. ^ "The Academy Decides (1937)". BFI. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Chibnall p.292


  • 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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