|Queen of Hearts|
|Directed by||Monty Banks|
|Written by|| Douglas Furber |
H. F. Maltby
|Produced by||Basil Dean|
|Starring|| Gracie Fields |
|Cinematography||John W. Boyle|
|Music by||Ernest Irving|
|Distributed by||Associated British|
|5 October 1936|
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