The House of the Spaniard

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The House of the Spaniard
Directed by Reginald Denham
Produced by Hugh Perceval
Written by Arthur Behrend (novel)
Basil Mason
Starring Peter Haddon
Brigitte Horney
Jean Galland
Allan Jeayes
Music by Allan Gray
Cinematography Franz Weihmayr
Phoenix Films
Distributed by Associated British
Release date
  • November 1936 (1936-11)
Running time
71 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The House of the Spaniard is a 1936 British comedy thriller film directed by Reginald Denham and starring Allan Jeayes, Peter Haddon and Brigitte Horney.[1] It is set in Lancashire and Spain, during the ongoing Spanish Civil War. It was shot at Ealing Studios in west London, England, and on location in Lancashire and Spain. Art direction was by Holmes Paul. It was based on a novel by Arthur Behrend.


An unemployed and dull-witted young man David Grey stays with his friend in Liverpool while he looks for work. Due to a mistake he is hired by a Spanish-owned shipping company whose boss Pedro de Guzman lives in a lone, mysterious house in the marshes outside Liverpool. Grey's curiosity is aroused by the unexplained death of a man who he had seen close to the house. His investigations lead to him being kidnapped, taken to Spain and embroiled in the Spanish Civil War. He is eventually able to escape thanks to the help of de Guzman's daughter Margarita.




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  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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