|Directed by||Herbert Brenon|
|Written by|| Rodney Ackland |
|Based on|| Yellow Sands (play) by Adelaide Phillpotts |
|Starring|| Marie Tempest |
Yellow Sands is a 1938 British comedy drama film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Marie Tempest, Belle Chrystall, Wilfrid Lawson and Robert Newton.It was based on the 1926 play Yellow Sands by Adelaide and Eden Philpotts.
The film is a rural comedy about a rich dying woman's relatives that are about to be disappointed by the contents of her will.
Eden Phillpotts was an English author, poet and dramatist. He was born in Mount Abu, India, was educated in Plymouth, Devon, and worked as an insurance officer for 10 years before studying for the stage and eventually becoming a writer.
Sir Cedric Webster Hardwicke was an English stage and film actor whose career spanned nearly 50 years. His theatre work included notable performances in productions of the plays of Shakespeare and Shaw, and his film work included leading roles in a number of adapted literary classics.
Robert Guy Newton was an English actor. Along with Errol Flynn, Newton was one of the more popular actors among the male juvenile audience of the 1940s and early 1950s, especially with British boys. Known for his hard-living lifestyle, he was cited as a role model by the actor Oliver Reed and the Who's drummer Keith Moon.
Dame Mary Susan Etherington,, known professionally as Marie Tempest, was an English singer and actress known as the "queen of her profession".
Yellow Sands is a play which opened at the Haymarket Theatre, London on 3 November 1926, where it ran for 610 performances, and at the Fulton Theatre, New York City on 10 September 1927, where it ran for 25 performances, closing in October 1927.
Wilfrid Lawson was an English character actor of stage and screen.
Strike It Rich is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Betty Astell, Davy Burnaby, George K. Gee and Wilfrid Lawson. It was made as a quota quickie at Beaconsfield Studios.
Robert Murray Gilchrist was an English novelist and author of regional interest books about the Peak District of north central England. He is best known today for his decadent and Gothic short fiction.
The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, probably written in 1610–1611, and thought to be one of the last plays that Shakespeare wrote alone. After the first scene, which takes place on a ship at sea during a tempest, the rest of the story is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, a complex and contradictory character, lives with his daughter Miranda, and his two servants—Caliban, a savage monster figure, and Ariel, an airy spirit. The play contains music and songs that evoke the spirit of enchantment on the island. It explores many themes, including magic, betrayal, revenge, and family. In Act IV, a wedding masque serves as a play-within-the play, and contributes spectacle, allegory, and elevated language.
Belle Chrystall was a British actress who appeared in a number of leading roles in British films during the 1930s. She was born in Preston, Lancashire in 1910. She came to London and after appearing on stage was given a minor part in a film A Warm Corner, directed by Victor Saville but she was given no more work after that. The filming of Hindle Wakes led her to apply for the part of Jenny Hawthorne which led her to become an instant success. She made her last film in 1940.
The Scotland Yard Mystery is a 1934 British crime film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Sir Gerald du Maurier, George Curzon, Grete Natzler, Belle Chrystall and Wally Patch. The screenplay concerns a criminal doctor who operates a racket claiming life insurance by injecting victims with a life suspending serum turning them into living dead. The film is based on a play by Wallace Geoffrey. It was made by one of the biggest British companies of the era, British International Pictures, at their Elstree Studios.
Captain's Orders is a 1937 British drama film directed by Ivar Campbell and starring Henry Edwards, Jane Carr, Marie La Varre, Wally Patch and Basil Radford. The film's sets were designed by Clifford Pember, in his final production.
For other works by the same name, see The Farmer's Wife (disambiguation)
Hindle Wakes is a 1931 British film drama, directed by Victor Saville for Gainsborough Pictures and starring Belle Chrystall and John Stuart. The film is adapted from Stanley Houghton's 1912 stage play of the same name, which had previously been filmed twice as a silent in 1918 and 1927. Saville had been the producer on the highly regarded 1927 version directed by Maurice Elvey. Both Stuart and Norman McKinnel returned in 1931 to reprise their roles from the 1927 film.
Joe is a 1924 Australian silent film comedy directed by Beaumont Smith based on the stories of Henry Lawson about the character Joe Wilson.
Isel Hall is an ancient Cumbrian residence that sits on a steep rise on the northern banks of the River Derwent, two miles to the South of Bassenthwaite Lake, three miles east, north-east of Cockermouth, with views over the Lake District fells and Skiddaw. It was once the home of the Lawson family and is a grade I listed building.
Tower of Terror is a 1941 British thriller film directed by Lawrence Huntington and starring Wilfrid Lawson, Michael Rennie and Movita. It was made at Welwyn Studios with location shooting on Flat Holm off the Welsh coast.
Youthful Folly is a 1934 British drama film directed by Miles Mander and starring Irene Vanbrugh, Jane Carr and Mary Lawson. It was a quota quickie made at Shepperton Studios for release by Columbia Pictures. It portrays the love lives of the son of daughter of an aristocratic lady.
The Man at the Gate is a 1941 British drama film directed by Norman Walker and starring Wilfrid Lawson. It was released in the U.S. as Men of the Sea.
Mary Adelaide Eden Ross was an English novelist, poet and playwright. She married at the age of 55 leaving behind her father who had controlled their incestuous relationship.
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