Trouble in the Air

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Trouble in the Air
Directed by Charles Saunders
Produced by George Black Jr.
Alfred Black
Written by George Black Jr.
Alfred Black
Jack Davies
Martin Lane
Michael Pertwee
Starring Freddie Frinton
Jimmy Edwards
Bill Owen
Music by Arthur Wilkinson
Cinematography Roy Fogwell
Edited by Graeme Hamilton
Highbury Productions
Distributed by General Film Distributors
Release date
1 November 1948
Running time
55 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Trouble in the Air is a 1948 British comedy film directed by Charles Saunders and starring Freddie Frinton, Jimmy Edwards and Bill Owen.[1] It was made at Highbury Studios as a second feature. The film's sets were designed by the art director Don Russell.


A BBC broadcaster travels to a small village for a feature on a bell ringing team, but becomes entangled in an attempt by a spiv to cheat an impoverished local landowner. Assisted by the loyal butler the landowner is eventually saved by a football pools win, even if the broadcast turns out to be a disaster.



  1. ^ Chibnall & MacFarlane p.


  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

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