|Love's Old Sweet Song|
|Directed by||Manning Haynes|
|Produced by||John Argyle|
|Written by||Lydia Hayward|
|Starring|| John Stuart |
|Music by||Guy Jones|
Argyle Talking Pictures
|Distributed by||Butcher's Film Service|
Love's Old Sweet Song is a 1933 British romance film directed by Manning Haynes and starring John Stuart, Joan Wyndham and William Freshman. It was made at Cricklewood Studios.Like many Butcher's Film Service productions of the era, it takes its name from a well-known song.
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Joan Olivia Wyndham was a British writer and memoirist who rose to literary prominence late in life through the diaries she had kept more than 40 years earlier, which were an account of her romantic adventures during the Second World War, when she was an attractive teenager who had strayed into London's Bohemian set. Her literary reputation rests on Love Lessons (1985) and Love Is Blue (1986), two selections from her diaries which led one critic to call her "a latterday Pepys in camiknickers."
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The Lucky Number is a 1933 British sports comedy film directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Clifford Mollison, Gordon Harker, Joan Wyndham and Frank Pettingell. The screenplay concerns a professional footballer who attempts to recover a winning pools ticket. The film was made by Gainsborough Pictures and shot at Islington and Welwyn Studios with sets designed by Alex Vetchinsky. The football scenes were filmed in and around Highbury Stadium in North London.
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