Not So Dusty (1936 film)

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Not So Dusty
Directed by Maclean Rogers
Produced byGeorge Smith
Written by Frank Atkinson
Kathleen Butler
H.F. Maltby
Wally Patch
Starring Wally Patch
Gus McNaughton
Muriel George
Philip Ray
Cinematography Geoffrey Faithfull
Production
company
George Smith Productions
Distributed by RKO
Release date
May 1936
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Not So Dusty is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Wally Patch, Gus McNaughton and Muriel George. [1] The screenplay concerns two London rubbish collectors who come into possession of a valuable book, and thwart the attempts of some criminals to con them out of it.

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The film was made at Nettlefold Studios in Walton-on-Thames. It was remade in 1956 starring Leslie Dwyer and Bill Owen. [2]

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Critical reception

Monthly Film Bulletin wrote, "good light entertainment of an unsuphisticated type...in the (comic) music hall tradition...(with) the Cockney atmosphere...well and consistently carried out." [3]

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References

  1. "Not So Dusty". BFI. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012.
  2. "Not So Dusty". BFI. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012.
  3. Shafer, Stephen (2 September 2003). British Popular Films 1929-1939. google.co.uk. ISBN   9781134988372.