|No Monkey Business|
|Directed by||Marcel Varnel|
|Edited by||Edward B. Jarvis|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
|12 November 1935|
No Monkey Business is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Gene Gerrard, June Clyde and Renée Houston.
After a music hall performer has his performing partner, an ape, confiscated by his financial creditors he persuades his assistant to dress up and impersonate the animal so that he can continue his act. However a series of embarrassments arise when they are invited to stay at a country house by a young woman who wishes to demonstrate to her father her theory that apes are as intelligent as people.
The film was made by the independent company Radius Productions at the British and Dominion Studios at Elstree.
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