The Morals of Marcus

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The Morals of Marcus
Directed by Miles Mander
Produced by Julius Hagen
Written by William John Locke (novel)
Guy Bolton
H. Fowler Mear
Miles Mander
Starring Lupe Velez
Ian Hunter
Adrianne Allen
Noel Madison
Music by W.L. Trytel
Cinematography Sydney Blythe
Edited by Jack Harris
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors
Release date
Running time
75 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Morals of Marcus is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Miles Mander and starring Lupe Vélez, Ian Hunter and Adrianne Allen.[1] The screenplay concerns an archaeologist who finds a woman hiding in his luggage who has escaped from a harem and they eventually fall in love and marry. The Morals of Marcus was previously filmed twice as silents in 1915 with Marie Doro and in 1921 with May McAvoy.


It was based on the novel The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William John Locke and was filmed at Twickenham Studios. It was part of the producer Julius Hagen's ambitious programme of film production at Twickenham. Hagen brought in Vélez, a leading Mexican actress, to give the film greater international appeal.

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  • Richards, Jeffrey (ed.) The Unknown 1930s: An Alternative History of the British Cinema, 1929-1939. I.B. Tauris, 1998.