Up for the Cup (1931 film)

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Up for the Cup
Directed by Jack Raymond
Written by
Produced by Herbert Wilcox
Cinematography Freddie Young
Distributed by Woolf & Freedman Film Service
Release date
14 September 1931
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Up for the Cup is a 1931 British comedy film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Sydney Howard, Joan Wyndham, Stanley Kirk and Moore Marriott. The screenplay concerns a man who comes to London to watch the FA Cup final.


The film was remade in 1950, again directed by Jack Raymond. [1]


A Yorkshireman comes to London to watch the FA Cup final and loses his money and tickets, leading to a frantic search to recover them. [2]


Critical reception

TV Guide called it "a pleasant comedy." [3]

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  2. "Up for the Cup (1931)". BFI. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009.
  3. "Up For The Cup". TVGuide.com.