American release poster
|Directed by||Harold Huth|
|Produced by||Walter C. Mycroft|
|Written by|| Léo Joannon (story) |
|Starring|| Walter Rilla |
|Edited by||Lionel Tomlinson|
|Distributed by||Associated British Film Distributors|
|16 November 1939|
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