He Found a Star

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He Found a Star
"He Found a Star" (1941).jpg
Directed by John Paddy Carstairs
Written by
Based onRing O' Roses (novel)
by Monica Ewer
Produced by John Corfield
Cinematography Ernest Palmer
Edited by Michael C. Chorlton
Music by Ben Frankel
John Corfield Productions
Distributed by General Film Distributors (U.K.)
Release date
20 September 1941 (U.K.)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Language English

He Found a Star is a 1941 British musical film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Vic Oliver, Sarah Churchill and Evelyn Dall. [1] It concerns a frustrated stage manager who quits his job and, with his secretary's help, sets up a theatrical agency. Its songs include Waitin' (Manning Sherwin & Harold Purcell) and Salome (Sarah Churchill). [2] [1] Its sets were designed by Alfred Junge. [1]



Theatrical agent Lucky Lyndon (Vic Oliver) and his loyal secretary Ruth Cavour (Sarah Churchill) use their talent agency to discover unknown talents. In his search for the next "big star," Lyndon tries to promote ungrateful nightclub singer Suzanne (Evelyn Dall). Meanwhile, Ruth, who is madly in love with Lyndon, saves the day when the increasingly difficult Suzanne causes a crisis.


Critical reception

Allmovie noted, "An average subject at best." [3]

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  3. "He Found a Star (1941) - John Paddy Carstairs | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie".