The Outsider (1931 film)

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The Outsider
Directed by Harry Lachman
Produced by Eric Hakim
Written by Dorothy Brandon (play)
Harry Lachman
Alma Reville
Starring Joan Barry
Harold Huth
Norman McKinnel
Music by W.L. Trytel
Cinematography Günther Krampf
Edited by Winifred Cooper
Geza Pollatschik
Eric Hakim Productions
British International Pictures
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
20 April 1931
Running time
93 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Outsider is a 1931 British drama film directed by Harry Lachman and starring Joan Barry, Harold Huth and Norman McKinnel.[1] The screenplay concerns an unorthodox osteopath who cures one of his patients, the daughter of a fellow Doctor. It was amade at Elstree Studios[2] and based on a play by Dorothy Brandon. The film's sets were designed by Wilfred Arnold.

Harold Huth's performance was voted the best in a British film in 1931.[3] The film was remade in 1939 as The Outsider with George Sanders and Mary Maguire in the leading roles.



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  2. ^ Wood p.72
  3. ^ "BEST FILM PERFORMANCE LAST YEAR.". Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954). Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 9 July 1937. p. 8 Edition: LATE NEWS EDITION and DAILY. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 


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

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