Things Are Looking Up (film)

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Things Are Looking Up
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Directed by Albert de Courville
Produced by Michael Balcon
Herbert Mason
Alexander Korda (uncredited) [1]
Written by Stafford Dickens
Daisy Fisher
Con West
Albert de Courville
Starring Cicely Courtneidge
Max Miller
William Gargan
Mary Lawson
Music by Louis Levy
Cinematography Charles Van Enger
Glen MacWilliams
Edited by R.E. Dearing
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors
Release date
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Things Are Looking Up is a 1935 British musical comedy film directed by Albert de Courville, produced by Michael Balcon for Gaumont British and starring Cicely Courtneidge, Max Miller and William Gargan. [2] [3] It was made at Islington Studios by British Gaumont, an affiliate of Gainsborough Pictures. [4] The film's sets were designed by Alex Vetchinsky. Courtneidge plays a dual role as the sisters Bertha and Cicely Fytte. Bertha is a dour schoolteacher, while the bubbly Cicely runs a nearby showground. When Bertha surprisingly elopes, Cicely takes her place at the school to prevent her from getting the sack. It was the film debut for Vivien Leigh. [5]



Critical reception

TV Guide called the film a "quite good comedy," and rated it two out of four stars. [7]

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