|Directed by||Herbert Brenon|
|Written by|| Ian Hay (play) |
|Produced by||Walter C. Mycroft|
|Starring|| Otto Kruger |
|Edited by||Flora Newton|
|Music by||Harry Acres|
|Distributed by||Associated British Film Distributors|
|31 January 1938|
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