This'll Make You Whistle

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This'll Make You Whistle
"This'll Make You Whistle" (1936).jpg
Directed by Herbert Wilcox
Produced by Herbert Wilcox
Written by Guy Bolton
Fred Thompson (as Frederick A. Thompson)
Starring Jack Buchanan
Music by George Windeatt
Cinematography Freddie Young
Edited by Frederick Wilson
Distributed by General Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
1 November 1936 (UK)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

This'll Make You Whistle is a 1936 British musical comedy film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Jack Buchanan, Elsie Randolph and William Kendall.[1]


Critical reception[edit]

The New York Times wrote, "It isn't enough that Mars is attacking; England has just exploded a hot-air bomb in the immediate vicinity of the Fifty-fifth Street Playhouse. "This'll Make You Whistle" was the tag on it. We're whistling all right—one of those barely audible sounds made by pursing the lips and exhaling. Herbert Wilcox, who should have known better, launched the projectile, first charging it with people like Jack Buchanan, Elsie Randolph and Antony Holles and detonating it with a slow-burning musical comedy plot about a man with one fiancée too many. Typical line: "You're the bigamist fool in London." Typical scene: Mr. Buchanan and a pal, disguised as bearded gendarmes, being chased by twenty bearded gendarmes. Typical reaction; Ouch!" [2]


  1. ^ "This'll Make You Whistle (1936) - BFI". BFI. 
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