The Luck of the Irish (1936 film)

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The Luck of the Irish
Directed by Donovan Pedelty
Written by
  • Donovan Pedelty
  • Victor Haddick (novel)
Produced by
  • Victor M. Greene
  • Richard Hayward
  • Donovan Pedelty
Cinematography James Wilson
Music by Hubert Bath
Crusade Films
Distributed by Paramount British Pictures
Release date
15 September 1936
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Language English

The Luck of the Irish is a British drama film directed by Donovan Pedelty, and starring Richard Hayward and Kay Walsh. It was based on a novel by Victor Haddick, and written by Victor Haddick and Donovan Pedelty.


It was made as a quota film at Elstree Studios. [1] The production company Crusade Films had a contract to supply films for release by the British subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. The film's sets were designed by the art director Andrew Mazzei.


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  1. Wood, p. 86