Take My Tip

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Take My Tip
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Directed by Herbert Mason
Written by
Produced by Michael Balcon
Cinematography Bernard Knowles
Edited by Charles Saunders
Music by Bretton Byrd
Distributed by General Film Distributors
Release date
  • 7 May 1937 (1937-05-07)(London)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

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. [1]


It was made at the Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush. [2] 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". [3]


A pair of aristocrats adopt various disguises to unmask a confidence trickster. [4]


Critical reception

Britmovie called the film a "hilarious rapid-fire musical farce." [5]

Halliwell's Film & Video Guide described the film as a "[reasonably] lively comedy musical adapted for the stars." [6]

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  1. "Take My Tip (1937)". BFI. Archived from the original on 13 January 2009.
  2. Wood p.92
  3. Sandra Brennan. "Take My Tip (1937) - Herbert Mason - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. Sutton p.182
  5. "Take My Tip". britmovie.co.uk.
  6. John Walker (1998). Halliwell's Film & Video Guide (13 ed.). HarperCollins Publishers. p. 753.