|Radio Parade of 1935|
|Directed by||Arthur B. Woods|
|Produced by||Walter C. Mycroft|
|Written by||Paul Perez|
|Starring|| Will Hay |
|Music by||Benjamin Frankel|
|Cinematography|| Cyril Bristow |
|Edited by||Edward B. Jarvis|
|Distributed by||Wardour Films|
Radio Parade of 1935 (1934), released in the US as Radio Follies, is a British comedy film directed by Arthur B. Woods and starring Will Hay, Clifford Mollison and Helen Chandler.
The film tells the story of the sophisticated Director General of the National Broadcasting Group (Will Hay) who promotes the ambitious Head of Complaints to Programmer Director (Clifford Mollison) in an attempt to stem the number of complaints he is receiving owing to the station's overly intellectual programming. In 1930s British slang, the acronym "NBG" stood for "no bloody good". The character played by Hay is clearly intended to be a satirical parody of Lord Reith, and the NBG the BBC.
Two sequences in the film were filmed in Dufaycolor. The film is extant.
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