Man of Affairs


1h 11m 1937

Brief Synopsis

An Emir who rules in a kingdom off the desert is murdered by tho of his ministers and a young Englishman is accused of the crime. Sheiks come to London to have an audience with the Cabinet, demanding indemnity in the way of valuable oil concessions. Foolish Foreign Minister makes a mess of the situa

Film Details

Also Known As
His Lordship
Release Date
Jan 20, 1937
Premiere Information
London opening: Nov 1936
Production Company
Gaumont-British Picture Corp.
Distribution Company
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Country
Great Britain and United States
Location
Great Britain
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Nelson Touch by Neil Grant (London, 1931).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 11m
Film Length
6,445ft

Synopsis

When an Arab Emir is killed by two of his ministers, a young Englishman is falsely accused of the crime. The ministers then travel to London, where they demand oil concessions for England's "role" in the assassination. The British Foreign Minister, Lord Duncaster, is foolishly about to give in to their demands when he is abducted by his twin brother Richard, who assumes his role in the government and saves England from a possible war.

Film Details

Also Known As
His Lordship
Release Date
Jan 20, 1937
Premiere Information
London opening: Nov 1936
Production Company
Gaumont-British Picture Corp.
Distribution Company
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Country
Great Britain and United States
Location
Great Britain
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Nelson Touch by Neil Grant (London, 1931).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 11m
Film Length
6,445ft

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Notes

This film was released in Great Britain under the title His Lordship. Modern sources include Associate Producer S. C. Balcon, Screenplay Edwin Greenwood, Design Alfred Junge and Costumes Joe Strassner in the production.

Miscellaneous Notes

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