The ebullient comedy films of the 1930s brought escape and laughter to millions of British cinemagoers, enabling veteran stars of the music-hall and theatre to reach out to a wider audience - making household names of performers like Leslie Fuller, Hal Gordon, Bobby Howes, Ernest Lotinga and Gene Gerrard.
Although comedy would prove to be the decade's most successful film genre, many of these classic early talkies have remained unseen since their original release. From boisterous knockabout humour to polished adaptations of popular stage farces, this ongoing collection showcases a wealth of rare features, each presented uncut, in a brand-new transfer from the best available elements in their as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
His Wife's Mother (1932)
A newlywed has a trying time proving his innocence when his mother-in-law catches him kissing another girl!
The Last Coupon (1932)
A frugal coal miner turns into a spendthrift when he wins £20,000 on the football pools!
First released: Monday 27th July 2015
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