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Illegal (1932 film)

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Directed byWilliam C. McGann
Written byIrving Asher
Roland Pertwee
Produced byIrving Asher
StarringIsobel Elsom
Ivor Barnard
D.A. Clarke-Smith
CinematographyWillard Van Enger
Cyril J. Knowles
Edited byJohn Rawlins
Music byBilly Gerhardi
Distributed byWarner Brothers
Release date
29 September 1932
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Illegal is a 1932 British UK-Protonoir, crime, drama film directed by William C. McGann and starring Isobel Elsom, Ivor Barnard and D.A. Clarke-Smith.

It was made as a quota quickie at Teddington Studios by the British branch of Warner Brothers.[1]


After her second husband drinks and gambles all her money away, a woman leaves him and decides to set up an out-of-hours drinking and gambling club in order to send her daughters to elite schools.



  1. ^ Wood p.75


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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