Falling For You

Patchy vehicle for West End revue darlings Courtneidge and Hulbert. As rival journalists on the trail of Ruritanian heiress Desni, they tangle with haunted castles, irate editors, runaway sleighs, a ghost called Stephen and a villain called Sausage. Hulbert's snow and ice slapstick is embarrassingly unfunny, but the film is saved by the bit-part players and the exuberantly inventive Courtneidge. Disguised as a twitching rabbit-toothed hypochondriac, as 'onest, affable and 'elpful ladies 'elp Hettie Bartholomew, and finally as a kangaroo leading her bemused adversaries in a chorus of 'Why Has a Cow Got Four Legs?', she is absurdly magnificent.

Release details

Duration: 78 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Stevenson, Jack Hulbert
Screenwriter: Jack Hulbert, Douglas Furber, Robert Stevenson
Cast: Jack Hulbert
Cicely Courtneidge
Tamara Desni
Garry Marsh
Alfred Drayton
OB Clarence