Troubled Waters (1936 film)

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Troubled Waters
Directed by Albert Parker
Written by Gerard Fairlie
Story by
Produced by John Findlay
Cinematography Roy Kellino
Edited by Cecil H. Williamson
Distributed byTwentieth Century-Fox Film Company (UK)
Release dates
  • 4 February 1936 (1936-02-04)(London, UK)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Troubled Waters is a 1936 British mystery film directed by Albert Parker and starring James Mason, Virginia Cherrill, Alastair Sim, Raymond Lovell and Sam Wilkinson. [1] It was made at Wembley Studios as a quota quickie by the British subsidiary of Fox Film. [2]



A government agent (James Mason) exposes smugglers in a British town with a dwindling spring mineral water business. [3]


Critical reception

TV Guide gave the film two out of four stars, and wrote, "The action is sustained throughout and Mason, as usual, is very good." This was not in response to the film's actual premiere but at least twenty years later, as the first TV Guide was not published until 1953. [4]

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  2. Chibnall p.292
  3. "Troubled Waters (1936) - Albert Parker | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie".
  4. "Troubled Waters".

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