The Laughter of Fools
|The Laughter of Fools|
|Directed by||Adrian Brunel|
|Produced by||George Smith|
|Written by||H. F. Maltby (play)
|Starring||D. A. Clarke-Smith
Derrick De Marney
|Edited by||Roy Lockwood|
George Smith Productions
The Laughter of Fools is a 1933 British drama film directed by Adrian Brunel and starring D. A. Clarke-Smith, Derrick De Marney and Helen Ferrers. It was based on a play by H. F. Maltby. The screenplay concerns an ambitious mother who plans to marry her daughter to a sea captain.
The film was a quota quickie made at Nettlefold Studios in Walton by the independent producer George Smith as part of a contract from Fox who needed a supply of films to distribute in order to comply with the terms of the quota.
- D. A. Clarke-Smith as Plunket
- Derrick De Marney as Captain Vidal
- Helen Ferrers as Mrs. Gregg
- Eliot Makeham as John Gregg
- Granville Ferrier as Hughes Sr.
- Pat Paterson as Doris Gregg
- Minnie Taylor as Elizabeth
- George Thirlwell as Bertie Gregg
- Dorothy Vernon as Cook
- Fred Withers as Nuttall
- Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' film. British Film Institute, 2007.
- Low, Rachael. History of the British Film: Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
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