Public Nuisance No. 1. Image shows from L to R: Arthur Rawlings (Arthur Riscoe), Frances Travers (Frances Day). Copyright: Studio Canal.

Public Nuisance No. 1

1936 British comedy film about a wealthy layabout put to work. Stars Frances Day, Arthur Riscoe, Muriel Aked, Claude Dampier, Peter Haddon and others.

Public Nuisance No. 1

A rich layabout is sent to work at his family's south of France hotel to learn discipline and responsibility

Genre
Film
Released
1936
Creator
Franz Arnold
Starring
Frances Day, Arthur Riscoe, Muriel Aked, Claude Dampier, Peter Haddon, Sebastian Smith, Robert Nainby and Anthony Holles
Writer
Val Guest
Director
Marcel Varnel
Producer
C.M. Woolf

After the latest in a long run of drunken encounters with London's constabulary, wealthy layabout heir Arthur Rawlings is sent off to the south of France by his businessman uncle. Sick and tired of bailing his nephew out - often literally, from police custody - Arthur Snr. orders him to go and work as a waiter at one of the family-owned hotels.

However, Arthur Jnr. has fallen head-over-heels for humble shop worker Frances, who saved him from the very worst of his latest sticky situation. Unfortunately she also lost her own job in the fall-out, and so he suggests she head to the south of France too...

Production Details

Tagline
A musical extravaganza
UK certificate
A
Release date
1936
Distributor

General Film Distributors

Production company
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 13th July 2019 at 4:20am on TPTV

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