|Take My Tip|
|Directed by||Herbert Mason|
|Produced by||Michael Balcon|
|Edited by||Charles Saunders|
|Music by||Bretton Byrd|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
Take My Tip is a 1937 British musical comedy film directed by Herbert Mason (who stage managed some musical revues in the past), produced by Michael Balcon and starring Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Harold Huth and Frank Cellier.
It was made at the Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush.The film's sets were designed by art director Ernö Metzner. Songs featured include "I Was Anything but Sentimental" and "I'm Like a Little Birdie out of My Cage".
A pair of aristocrats adopt various disguises to unmask a confidence trickster.
Britmovie called the film a "hilarious rapid-fire musical farce."
Halliwell's Film & Video Guide described the film as a "[reasonably] lively comedy musical adapted for the stars."
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