|Directed by||Jack Raymond|
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Written by|| Hans Rameau (as Hans Gulder Rameau) |
Miles Malleson (dialogue)
|Based on||the play by Ivor Novello & Constance Collier|
|Starring|| Ruth Chatterton |
|Music by||Anthony Collins|
|Cinematography||Freddie Young (as F.A. Young)|
|Edited by||Peggy Hennessey|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures (UK)|
|10 November 1937 (London) (UK)|
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