The Middle Watch (1930 film)

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The Middle Watch
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Owen Nares, Jacqueline Logan and Jack Raine in a scene from the film.
Directed by Norman Walker
Written by Ian Hay (play)
Stephen King-Hall (play)
Frank Launder
Norman Walker
Produced byJohn Maxwell
Starring Owen Nares
Jacqueline Logan
Jack Raine
Dodo Watts
Cinematography Jack E. Cox
Claude Friese-Greene
Edited by Emile de Ruelle
Sam Simmonds
Production
company
Distributed by Wardour Films
Release date
24 October 1930
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

The Middle Watch is a 1930 British comedy film directed by Norman Walker and starring Owen Nares, Jacqueline Logan, Jack Raine and Dodo Watts. [1] It was based on a play of the same title by Ian Hay. The film's sets were designed by John Mead.

Contents

The film was made by British International Pictures at its Elstree Studios. It was later remade in 1940 by the same company.

Cast

Reception

The film was voted the best British movie of 1931. [2]

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References

  1. BFI.org
  2. ""SUNSHINE SUSIE"". The Daily News (HOME ed.). Perth. 19 August 1933. p. 19. Retrieved 4 March 2013 via National Library of Australia.