Guilty Melody

Last updated

Guilty Melody
Directed by Richard Pottier
Written by
Produced byFriedrich Deutschmeister
Cinematography Jan Stallich
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Franco London Films
Distributed by Associated British Film Distributors
Release date
22 July 1936
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Guilty Melody is a 1936 British drama film directed by Richard Pottier and starring Don Alcaide, Gitta Alpar and John Loder. [1] It was based on a short story by Hans José Rehfisch. In the film, a British spy falls in love with a singer whose husband is working for the enemy. It was made at Ealing Studios by the independent company Franco London Films. [2] The film's sets were designed by art director Holmes Paul.


A separate French-language version Disk 413 was also made.


Related Research Articles

Gitta Sereny Austrian-British writer and historian

Gitta Sereny, CBE was an Austrian-British biographer, historian, and investigative journalist who came to be known for her interviews and profiles of infamous figures, including Mary Bell, who was convicted in 1968 of killing two children when she herself was a child, and Franz Stangl, the commandant of the Treblinka extermination camp.

Gitta Alpár American opera singer

Gitta Alpár, was a Hungarian-born opera and operetta soprano.

Nicholas "Slug" Brodszky was a composer of popular songs for the theatre and for films.

John Loder (actor) British actor (1898–1988)

John Loder was established as a British film actor in Germany and Britain before migrating to the United States in 1928 for work in the new talkies. He worked in Hollywood for two periods, becoming an American citizen in 1947. After living also in Argentina, he became a naturalized British citizen in 1959.

<i>The Loves of Madame Dubarry</i> 1935 British film

I Give My Heart is a 1935 British historical film adapted from the stage operetta The DuBarry by Carl Millöcker and arranged by Theo Mackeben. Directed by Marcel Varnel, and produced by British International Pictures (BIP). It is based on the life of Madame Du Barry.

Gitta may refer to:

The House of the Arrow is a 1930 British mystery film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Dennis Neilson-Terry, Benita Hume and Richard Cooper. It was based on the 1924 book The House of the Arrow, and its subsequent stage play adaptation by A.E.W. Mason, part of his Inspector Hanaud series. It was one of four film adaptations of the story. It was made at Twickenham Studios. A quota quickie, it was distributed by the American company Warner Brothers. A separate French-language version La Maison de la Fléche was also produced at Twickenham directed by Henri Fescourt.

<i>The Ringer</i> (1931 film) 1931 film

The Ringer is a 1931 British crime film directed by Walter Forde and starring Patric Curwen, Esmond Knight, John Longden and Carol Goodner. Scotland Yard detectives hunt for a dangerous criminal who has recently returned to England. The film was based on the 1925 Edgar Wallace story The Gaunt Stranger, which is the basis for his play The Ringer. Forde remade the same story in 1938 as The Gaunt Stranger. There was also a silent film of The Ringer in 1928, and a 1952 version starring Donald Wolfit.

<i>Ourselves Alone</i> (film) 1936 British film

Ourselves Alone is a 1936 British film depicting a love story set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence. The title is a translation of the Irish slogan Sinn Féin Amháin. It is directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and stars John Lodge, John Loder and Antoinette Cellier.

<i>Meet Maxwell Archer</i> 1940 British film

Meet Maxwell Archer is a 1940 British mystery film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring John Loder, Leueen MacGrath and Athole Stewart. The screenplay concerns a private detective who attempts to clear a man wrongly accused of murder. The film was based on the 1938 novel by Hugh Clevely. It was released in the U.S. in 1942 as Maxwell Archer, Detective.

<i>Murder Will Out</i> (1939 film) 1939 British film

Murder Will Out is a 1939 British crime film directed by Roy William Neill, starring John Loder, Jane Baxter and Jack Hawkins, and released by Warner Brothers.

Paris Plane is a 1933 British crime film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring John Loder, Molly Lamont and Allan Jeayes. It was made at Shepperton Studios as a quota quickie.

Love, Life and Laughter is a 1934 British comedy drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Gracie Fields, John Loder and Ivor Barnard.

<i>Everything in Life</i> 1936 British film

Everything in Life is a 1936 British musical film directed by J. Elder Wills and starring Gitta Alpar, Neil Hamilton and Lawrence Grossmith. It was made at Highbury Studios. An opera singer pretends to be poor in order to romantically win over a composer.

<i>Disk 413</i> 1936 film

Disk 413 is a 1936 French spy film directed by Richard Pottier and starring Gitta Alpar, Constant Rémy and Jules Berry. It was the French version of the British film Guilty Melody.

<i>The Black Abbot</i> (1934 film) 1934 British film

The Black Abbot is a 1934 British comedy crime film directed by George A. Cooper and starring John Stuart, Judy Kelly and Edgar Norfolk. It was made at Twickenham Studios as a quota quickie for release by RKO Pictures.

Ian McLean (actor) English actor

Ian McLean was an English stage and film actor. He is sometimes credited as Ian Maclean. He played supporting roles in around thirty British films, frequently playing police officers.

<i>This One or None</i> 1932 film

This One or None is a 1932 German musical film directed by Carl Froelich and starring Gitta Alpar, Max Hansen and Ferdinand von Alten. It is part of the tradition of operetta films.

<i>Gitta Discovers Her Heart</i> 1932 film

Gitta Discovers Her Heart is a 1932 German musical film directed by Carl Froelich and starring Gitta Alpar, Gustav Fröhlich, and Paul Kemp.

<i>Ball at the Savoy</i> (1935 film) 1935 Austrian film

Ball at the Savoy is a 1935 Austrian-Hungarian musical film directed by Steve Sekely and starring Gitta Alpar, Hans Jaray and Rosy Barsony. Part of the tradition of operetta films, it is based on the 1932 work of the same title by Paul Abraham. It was remade the following year in Britain.


  2. Wood p.90