|Raise the Roof|
|Directed by||Walter Summers|
|Produced by||Walter Summers|
|Distributed by||Pathé Pictures|
Raise the Roof is a 1930 British musical film directed by Walter Summers and starring Betty Balfour, Maurice Evans, and Jack Raine. It was made at Elstree Studios.
The film's sets were designed by the art director John Mead.
Maurice Herbert Evans was an English actor, noted for his interpretations of Shakespearean characters. His best-known screen roles are Dr. Zaius in the 1968 film Planet of the Apes and Samantha Stephens' father, Maurice, on Bewitched.
Betty Balfour was an English screen actress, popular during the silent era, and known as the "British Mary Pickford" and "Britain's Queen of Happiness". She was best known to audiences for her Squibs series of films.
White Cargo is a 1942 film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Hedy Lamarr and Walter Pidgeon. Released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, it is based on the 1923 London and Broadway hit play by Leon Gordon, which was in turn adapted from the novel Hell's Playground by Ida Vera Simonton. The play had already been made into a British part-talkie, also titled White Cargo, with Maurice Evans in 1930. The 1942 film, unlike the play, begins in what was then the present-day, and uses a flashback technique.
Evergreen is a 1934 British musical film directed by Victor Saville starring Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale and Barry MacKay. The film is based on the 1930 musical Ever Green, also starring Matthews, who plays a dual role as mother and daughter.
The House of the Arrow is a 1930 British mystery film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Dennis Neilson-Terry, Benita Hume and Richard Cooper. It was based on the 1924 book The House of the Arrow, and its subsequent stage play adaptation by A.E.W. Mason, part of his Inspector Hanaud series. It was one of four film adaptations of the story. It was made at Twickenham Studios. A quota quickie, it was distributed by the American company Warner Brothers. A separate French-language version La Maison de la Fléche was also produced at Twickenham directed by Henri Fescourt.
Jack of All Trades is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Robert Stevenson and Jack Hulbert and starring Hulbert, Gina Malo and Robertson Hare. It is based on the 1934 play Youth at the Helm. The film was made at Islington Studios, with sets designed by Alex Vetchinsky.
My Old Dutch is a 1934 British drama film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Betty Balfour, Gordon Harker, Michael Hogan and Florrie Forde. The film portrays the lives of Londoners during the First World War. The film was made at Islington Studios by Gainsborough Pictures. The film's sets were designed by Peter Proud. Bryan Edgar Wallace contributed to the screenplay, adapted from the stage play written by Arthur Shirley and also based on Albert Chevalier's famous song.
Lilies of the Field is a 1934 British romantic comedy film directed by Norman Walker and starring Winifred Shotter, Ellis Jeffreys, Anthony Bushell and Claude Hulbert. It was made at British and Dominion Elstree Studios.
Thomas Foster "Jack" Raine was an English stage, television and film actor.
The Lost Chord is a 1933 British drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring John Stuart, Elizabeth Allan and Jack Hawkins. The screenplay concerns a musician who becomes embroiled in the domestic rows of an aristocratic family. It was inspired by the Arthur Sullivan song The Lost Chord. Two earlier films directed by Wilfred Noy, The Lost Chord (1917) and The Lost Chord (1925), were both also based on the song. The film was made at Twickenham Studios.
Squibs is a 1935 British musical romantic comedy film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Betty Balfour, Gordon Harker and Stanley Holloway.
The Fortunate Fool is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Norman Walker and starring Hugh Wakefield, Joan Wyndham and Jack Raine.
Harmony Heaven is a 1930 British musical film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Polly Ward, Stuart Hall and Trilby Clark. This film had Pathechrome inserts, and was one of Britain's first two musical films, along with Raise the Roof.
Love, Life and Laughter is a 1934 British comedy drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Gracie Fields, John Loder and Ivor Barnard.
Eliza Comes to Stay is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Betty Balfour, Seymour Hicks and Oscar Asche. It was made at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith.
Josser Joins the Navy is a 1932 British comedy film directed by Norman Lee and starring Ernie Lotinga, Cyril McLaglen and Jack Hobbs. It was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures. It was part of a series of films featuring Lotinga in his Josser character.
Meet Mr. Penny is a 1938 British comedy film directed by David MacDonald and starring Richard Goolden, Vic Oliver and Fabia Drake. It was made at Welwyn Studios by British National Films.
White Cargo is a 1930 British drama film directed by J.B. Williams and starring Leslie Faber, John F. Hamilton and Maurice Evans. Originally made at Twickenham Studios as a silent film, it had sound sequences added at Whitehall Studios, Elstree.
Double or Quits is a 1938 British crime film directed by Roy William Neill and starring Frank Fox, Patricia Medina and Hal Walters.
Say It with Music is a 1932 British musical film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Jack Payne, Percy Marmont and Evelyn Roberts. It was produced by Herbert Wilcox's British and Dominions Films at Elstree Studios. It takes its title from the 1921 song Say It with Music by Irving Berlin which features in the soundtrack, and was an early example of a string of bandleader films produced during the decade.