The Gang Show

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The Gang Show
Directed byAlfred J. Goulding
Written byMarjorie Gaffney (scenario), Ralph Reader
Produced byHerbert Wilcox
StarringRalph Reader,
Gina Malo, Stuart Robinson
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Edited byPeggy Hennessy
Music byGerald Walcan-Bright and Ralph Reader
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK), Syndicate Pictures (USA).
Release date
  • April 1937 (1937-04)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Gang Show is a 1937 British musical film about a Boy Scout Troop who stage a variety show to raise funds, when the lease of their meeting place expires.

The film was a vehicle for material from Ralph Reader's Gang Shows that had been successful on the stage in London's West End since 1932;[1] the songs included the Gang Show anthem; "Crest of a Wave".[2] Shot at Pinewood Studios,[3] the film premiered at the Lyceum Theatre, London on 13 April 1937, the only occasion that the theatre was used as a cinema.[4] It was released in New York in December 1938 under the shortened title The Gang.[5]