Yes, Mr Brown

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Yes Mr Brown
"Yes, Mr Brown" (1933).jpg
Directed by Herbert Wilcox
Produced byHerbert Wilcox
Written by Douglas Furber
Based onstage musical Geschäft mit Amerika
by Paul Franck and Ludwig Hirschfeld
Starring Jack Buchanan
Hartley Power
Elsie Randolph
Margot Grahame
Distributed by United Artists (US)
Release date
  • January 1933 (1933-01)(London)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Yes, Mr Brown is a 1933 British musical comedy film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Jack Buchanan, Hartley Power, Elsie Randolph and Margot Grahame. [1] According to the Idaho Falls Post Register, the film was "gay catchy...entertainment with plenty of light comedy", in which "the manager of the Viennese branch of a large American toy firm [played by Buchanan] sets out to entertain his visiting boss [played by Power] in an effort to win a partnership." [2] Yes, Mr. Brown is currently missing from the BFI National Archive, and is listed as one of the British Film Institute's "75 Most Wanted" lost films. [3]



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  1. "Yes Mr. Brown (1933)". British Film Institute. 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  2. Idaho Falls Post Register 5 August 1934 "News of the Screen as Idaho Falls Theaters Play It" p.3
  3. "Yes Mr Brown / BFI Most Wanted". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012.