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A Spot of Bother (1938 film)

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A Spot of Bother
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Directed byDavid MacDonald
Written byStephen Clarkson
John Cousins
A.R. Rawlinson (Additional dialogue)
Based onplay A Spot of Bother by Vernon Sylvaine[1]
Produced byAnthony Havelock-Allan
StarringRobertson Hare
Alfred Drayton
Sandra Storme
CinematographyFrancis Carver
Edited byLister Laurance
Music byPercival Mackey
Pinebrook Films
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

A Spot of Bother is a 1938 British comedy film directed by David MacDonald and starring Robertson Hare, Alfred Drayton, Sandra Storme and Kathleen Joyce.[2] The film is a farce in which a Bishop unwisely decides to loan the cathedral funds to a dubious businessman. Meanwhile, his secretary is involved with smuggled goods.[3] It was shot at Pinewood Studios and adapted from a play by Vernon Sylvaine. The film's sets were designed by Wilfred Arnold.


Critical reception

TV Guide called the film a "decent comedy with some good character performances."[4]


  1. ^ Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 9783110951943 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "A Spot of Bother". 1 January 2000 – via IMDb.
  3. ^ "A Spot of Bother (1938) | BFI". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  4. ^ "A Spot Of Bother Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 1 August 2014.

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