|Spy of Napoleon|
|Directed by||Maurice Elvey|
|Written by||Fred V. Merrick |
L. du Garde Peach
|Based on||A Spy of Napoleon by Emmuska Orczy|
|Produced by||Julius Hagen|
|Starring|| Richard Barthelmess |
Francis L. Sullivan
|Edited by||Jack Harris|
|Music by||William Trytel|
|Distributed by||Twickenham Film Distributors |
Grand National Pictures
Spy of Napoleon is a 1936 British historical drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Richard Barthelmess, Dolly Haas, Frank Vosper, Henry Oscar and James Carew. It is based on the 1934 novel A Spy of Napoleon by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, best known for writing The Scarlet Pimpernel . It was shot at Twickenham Studios in London and on location around Loch Lomond. The film's sets were designed by the art director Andrew Mazzei.
An illegitimate daughter of Louis Napoleon is taken on as an agent by Napoleon III, ruler of France, who wishes her to spy on the aristocracy whom he suspects of wanting to overthrow him. 
Richard Semler Barthelmess was an American film actor, principally of the Hollywood silent era. He starred opposite Lillian Gish in D. W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms (1919) and Way Down East (1920) and was among the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927. The following year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for two films: The Patent Leather Kid and The Noose.
The following is an overview of 1936 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.
Dorothy Clara Louise Haas was a German-American actress and singer who played in German and American films. After moving to the United States, she often appeared in Broadway plays. She became a naturalized US citizen and married Al Hirschfeld, a noted portraitist and caricaturist in New York City.
Henry Wale, known professionally as Henry Oscar, was an English stage and film actor. He changed his name and began acting in 1911, having studied under Elsie Fogerty at the Central School of Speech and Drama, then based in the Royal Albert Hall, London. He appeared in a wide range of films, including The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), Fire Over England (1937), The Four Feathers (1939), Hatter's Castle (1942), Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948), Beau Brummell (1954), The Little Hut (1957), Beyond This Place (1959), Oscar Wilde (1960), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Long Ships (1963) and Murder Ahoy! (1964).
Love from a Stranger is the name of two live BBC Television plays directed by George More O'Ferrall. The plays are based on the 1936 stage play of the same name by Frank Vosper. In turn, the play was based on the short story Philomel Cottage, written by Agatha Christie. The plays were only broadcast in the London area; television reception was geographically restricted.
Walter Kingsford was an English stage, film, and television actor.
Royal Cavalcade, also known as Regal Cavalcade, is a 1935 British, black-and-white, drama film directed by six separate directors: Thomas Bentley, Herbert Brenon, Norman Lee, Walter Summers, W. P. Kellino and Marcel Varnel. The film features Marie Lohr, Hermione Baddeley, Owen Nares, Robert Hale, Austin Trevor, James Carew, Edward Chapman and Ronald Shiner as the Soldier in Trenches. The film was presented by Associated British Pictures Corporation.
The Secret of Stamboul, also known as The Spy in White, is a 1936 British thriller film, taken from the 1935 novel The Eunuch of Stamboul by Dennis Wheatley, directed by Andrew Marton and starring Valerie Hobson, James Mason and Frank Vosper. It was made at Shepperton Studios. The screenplay concerns a British agent who tries to thwart a revolution.
James Usselman, known professionally as James Carew, was an American actor who appeared in many films, mainly in Britain. He was born in Goshen, Indiana in 1876 and began work as a clerk in a publishing firm. He began acting on stage in Chicago in 1897 in Damon and Pythias.
Mr. Justice Raffles is a 1921 British crime film directed by Gaston Quiribet and starring Gerald Ames, Eileen Dennes and James Carew.
A Spy of Napoleon is a 1934 historical novel by the British writer Baroness Emmuska Orczy. An illegitimate daughter of Louis Napoleon is taken on as an agent by Napoleon III, ruler of France, who wishes her to marry into and spy on the aristocracy who he suspects of wanting to overthrow him. Her lover, meanwhile, is sent to Switzerland to infiltrate revolutionaries there.
Heart's Desire is a 1935 British musical drama film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Richard Tauber, Leonora Corbett, Kathleen Kelly, Diana Napier and Frank Vosper. Its plot involves a young opera singer who is discovered in Vienna and brought to London where he rises to stardom. The film was made at Elstree Studios in April/May 1935, and had its charity premiere at the Regal Cinema, Marble Arch, London on 17 October that year. It was part of a cycle of British operetta films.
Open All Night is a 1934 British drama film directed by George Pearson and starring Frank Vosper, Margaret Vines, Gillian Lind, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Michael Shepley. It was made at Twickenham Studios in London. The film's sets were designed by the art director James Carter. The film was produced as a quota quickie by Julius Hagen for distribution by RKO Pictures. It was later released in the United States until the alternative title Murder by Appointment.
Love from a Stranger is the name of two live BBC Television plays directed by George More O'Ferrall. The plays are based on the 1936 stage play of the same name by Frank Vosper. In turn, the play was based on the short story "Philomel Cottage", written by Agatha Christie.
Girls Will Be Boys is a 1934 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Dolly Haas, Cyril Maude and Esmond Knight. It is based on The Last Lord, a play by Kurt Siodmak. The film was shot at Elstree Studios with sets designed by the art director Cedric Dawe. Haas made this, her first English-language film, following a Nazi-led riot at the premiere of her previous film Das häßliche Mädchen, and in 1936 fled Germany altogether.
Owd Bob is a 1924 British drama film directed by Henry Edwards and starring J. Fisher White, Ralph Forbes and James Carew. It is based on the 1898 novel Owd Bob by Alfred Ollivant. Location shooting took place in the Lake District.
The Secret Voice is a 1936 British thriller film directed by George Pearson and starring John Stuart, Diana Beaumont and John Kevan. The screenplay concerns a scientist trying to prevent his new invention from being discovered by enemy spies.
One Colombo Night is a 1926 British silent drama film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Godfrey Tearle, Marjorie Hume and Nora Swinburne. The film was based on a story by Austin Phillips.
Henry Hallett was a British stage and film actor.
Rhythm Racketeer is a 1937 British musical film directed by James Seymour and starring Harry Roy, Princess Pearl and James Carew. It was made at Rock Studios, Elstree, by the independent producer Joe Rock.