|Facing the Music|
|Directed by||Harry Hughes|
|Produced by||John Maxwell|
|Edited by||Leslie Norman|
|Music by||Harry Acres|
|Distributed by||Wardour Films|
Facing the Music is a 1933 British musical comedy film directed by Harry Hughes and starring Stanley Lupino, Jose Collins and Nancy Burne. It is also known by the alternative title Jewel Song.
The film was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures.It was one of a series of films made by the company featuring the popular stage entertainer Stanley Lupino. The film's art direction was by David Rawnsley.
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TV Guide noted "a stiff opera-oriented production using Faust as a backdrop";while britishfilmclassics.wordpress.com applauded "a highly entertaining performance by music hall star Stanley Lupino, who comes up with endless visual gags and one-liners."
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1933.
Ida Lupino was an English-American actress, singer, director, writer, and producer. Throughout her 48-year career, she appeared in 59 films and directed eight, working primarily in the United States, where she became a citizen in 1948.
Henry William George Lupino professionally Lupino Lane, was an English actor and theatre manager, and a member of the famous Lupino family, which eventually included his cousin, the screenwriter/director/actress Ida Lupino. Lane started out as a child performer, known as 'Little Nipper', and went on to appear in a wide range of theatrical, music hall and film performances. Increasingly celebrated for his silent comedy short subjects, he is best known in the United Kingdom for playing Bill Snibson in the play and film Me and My Girl, which popularized the song and dance routine "The Lambeth Walk".
Stanley Richard Lupino Hook, known professionally as Stanley Lupino, was an English actor, dancer, singer, librettist, director and short story writer. During the 1930s, Lupino appeared in a successful series of musical comedy films, often based on his already popular stage shows.
Over She Goes is a 1937 British musical comedy film directed by Graham Cutts and starring Stanley Lupino, Claire Luce, Laddie Cliff, Gina Malo and Max Baer. It was based on a successful London stage play by Lupino, with music by Billy Mayerl. The screenplay concerns a music hall performer who inherits an English title and estate, and invites his friends to stay with him where they are targeted by avaricious woman hoping for a rich marriage.
Happy is a 1933 British musical film directed by Frederic Zelnik, starring Stanley Lupino, Dorothy Hyson, Laddie Cliff, and Will Fyffe. The plot concerns a band leader who pretends to be a millionaire in Paris.
Sporting Love is a 1936 British musical comedy film directed by J. Elder Wills and starring Stanley Lupino, Laddie Cliff and Lu Ann Meredith. It was made at Beaconsfield Studios. It was based on the musical Sporting Love which Stanley Lupino had written and starred in. Lupino had broken with British International Pictures to make a couple of independent films, but after this he returned to BIP.
King of the Ritz is a 1933 British musical film directed by Carmine Gallone and Herbert Smith and starring Stanley Lupino, Betty Stockfeld and Hugh Wakefield. A separate French-language version King of the Hotel was made, with Stockfield appearing in both films.
Nancy Burne was an English stage and film actress. She began her film career at British International Pictures, starring alongside comedians such as Gene Gerrard, Stanley Lupino and Will Hay. Most of her subsequent screen appearances were as a leading lady in quota quickies.
Hold My Hand is a 1938 British musical comedy film directed by Thornton Freeland and starring Stanley Lupino, Fred Emney and Barbara Blair. The film's plot follows a wealthy man who buys a newspaper, resulting in a series of romantic entanglements. It was based on a musical play by Lupino.
The Deputy Drummer is a 1935 British musical film directed by Lupino Lane and starring Lane, Jean Denis and Kathleen Kelly.
The Yellow Mask is a 1930 British musical crime film directed by Harry Lachman and starring Lupino Lane, Dorothy Seacombe and Warwick Ward. A criminal plans to rob the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. It was based on the 1927 Edgar Wallace novel The Traitor's Gate., adapted into the play The Yellow Mask, which premiered in London in 1928.
Lucky to Me is a 1939 British musical comedy film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Stanley Lupino, Phyllis Brooks and Barbara Blair. It was based on Lupino's own 1928 stage show So This is Love which he had co-written with actor Arthur Rigby. The film was made by ABPC at its Elstree Studios. It was the last film of Lupino who had made a string of successful musical comedies during the Thirties.
Sleepless Nights is a 1933 British musical comedy film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Stanley Lupino, Polly Walker and Gerald Rawlinson. The film was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures. Unlike most of Lupuno's other films it was based on an original screenplay rather than an existing stage work.
Cheer Up is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Leo Mittler and starring Stanley Lupino, Sally Gray and Roddy Hughes. It was made at Ealing Studios by Lupino's own independent production company. An impoverished team of composer and songwriter try to secure financial backing for their new musical, with the assistance of a struggling actress working as a housemaid.
This is a summary of 1933 in music in the United Kingdom.
Trust the Navy is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Lupino Lane and starring Lane, Nancy Burne and Wallace Lupino. It was made at Cricklewood Studios. It marked the screen debut of Guy Middleton, who went on to be a leading character actor in British films of the following decades.
Love Lies is a 1932 British musical comedy film directed by Lupino Lane and starring Stanley Lupino, Dorothy Boyd and Jack Hobbs. It was made by British International Pictures at Elstree Studios. It was based on Stanley Lupino's own hit 1929 stage musical.
Irish Hearts is a 1934 British drama film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Lester Matthews, Nancy Burne and Molly Lamont. It was made at Cricklewood Studios, as a quota quickie. It was also known by the alternative title Norah O'Neale. It was based on Johnson Abrahams's novel Night Nurse.
Honeymoon for Three is a 1935 British musical comedy film directed by Leo Mittler and starring Stanley Lupino, Aileen Marson and Jack Melford. It was made at Ealing Studios. The film's sets were designed by J. Elder Wills. It was the first film Lupino made after leaving British International Pictures and trying his luck as an independent producer.