His Lordship

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His Lordship
Bert serenades his girl Lenina
Directed by Michael Powell
Written by
Produced by Jerome Jackson
Cinematography Geoffrey Faithfull
Edited byArthur Seabourne
Music byRichard Addinsell
with song by Leslie Holmes and Clay Keyes
Direction, Maurice Winnick
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
5 December 1932 (UK)
Running time
79 min.

His Lordship is a 1932 British musical comedy film directed by Michael Powell. It was made as a Quota quickie.



Cheerful Cockney Bert Gibbs inherits a title from his father and becomes Lord Thornton Heath. However, then he meets up with movie star Ilya Myona and when his mother asks about her, Bert implies they are engaged. After some adventures with some dubious Russian types, Bert's girl Lenina eventually wins him back.


Subsequent history

His Lordship was declared to be "Missing, Believed Lost" by the British Film Institute, but a copy was subsequently found. [1] It was put onto safety film and shown at the NFT in 2000. It proved popular with audiences as a camp classic.

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  1. "Lost Then Found". British Film Institute. Retrieved 22 February 2013.


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