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The Lucky Number

+ intro by film historian Geoff Brown

Anthony Asquith’s 1932 film boasts some excellent comic talent (especially Gordon Harker), and the music of Mischa Spolianski.

Image from The Lucky Number + intro by film historian Geoff Brown

UK 1932
Dir Anthony Asquith
With Clifford Mollison, Gordon Harker, Joan Wyndham
69min
35mm
Certificate U

Clifford Mollison stars as footballer who, in pursuit of an elusive pools ticket, covers a lot of ground and gathers a motley crew of helpers. Anthony Asquith’s visual imagination raises the film above the material, with one critic comparing his approach to that of René Clair. Also contributing to the film’s success is some excellent comic talent (especially Gordon Harker), the photography of Gunther Krampf and the music of Mischa Spolianski.

+ Youth Shall Be Served
UK 1933. Dir Anthony Asquith. 7min
A musical advert for Stork Margarine.


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