The Love Test
|The Love Test|
|Directed by||Michael Powell|
|Produced by||Leslie Landau|
|Written by||Jack Celestin (story)
Selwyn Jepson (script)
|Music by||Charles Cowlrick|
|Distributed by||Fox Film Company|
|1 July 1935 UK|
The Love Test is a 1935 British romantic comedy film directed by Michael Powell and starring Judy Gunn, Louis Hayward, David Hutcheson, Googie Withers and Thorley Walters. It was made as a Quota quickie.
When a woman is made the head of a chemistry laboratory, her colleagues hatch a plot to make her fall in love, and neglect her work duties.
- Judy Gunn as Mary Lee
- Louis Hayward as John Gregg
- David Hutcheson as Thompson (as Dave Hutcheson)
- Googie Withers as Minnie
- Morris Harvey as Company President
- Aubrey Dexter as Vice-President
- Eve Turner as Kathleen
- Bernard Miles as Allan
- Jack Knight as Managing Director
- Gilbert Davis as Hosiah Smith, Chief Chemist
- Shayle Gardner as Night Watchman
- James Craig as Boiler Man
- Thorley Walters as Chemist
- Ian Wilson as Chemist
The chemistry laboratory is trying to find a way to make the cellulose used to make toy dolls in a non-flammable form. There are obvious resonances to the problem with the highly flammable celluloid used to make films like this one.
Withers made four quota quickies with Powell, who she found a "difficult man",.
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- The Love Test at the Internet Movie Database
- Powell, 1986
- Interview with Googie Withers conducted by Francine Stock, The Film Programme, BBC Radio 4, 25 December 2009