|Directed by||Lupino Lane|
|Written by||George Dewhurst |
|Produced by||L'Estrange Fawcett|
|Starring||Lupino Lane |
|Edited by||R.E. Dearing|
|Music by||Louis Levy|
|Distributed by||Gaumont British Distributors|
|8 May 1931|
No Lady is a 1931 British comedy film directed by Lupino Lane and starring Lane, Renee Clama and Sari Maritza. It was made at Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush by Gaumont British, a company linked to Gainsborough Pictures. The film's sets were designed by art director Andrew Mazzei. It was popular enough to be re-released in 1943. While possibly originally intended to top the bill, it was released as a second feature and is classified as a quota quickie.
While on a family holiday in Blackpool, a mild-mannered man is mistaken for an international spy. He escapes a brush with the police in women's clothing which he has stolen but discovers a secret letter in the lady's handbag. This directs him to a meeting with representatives of Ptomania (a thinly-disguised Germany) who are involved in an attempt to sabotage an international glider competition. Hitler makes a brief appearance as the unnamed pilot of a doomed Ptomanian plane, complete with fringe, toothbrush moustache, and wild gesticulations. The film has some elements of music hall entertainments in a song and dance routine as well as a number of slapstick moments. It contains both live action and edited stunt routines.
- Lupino Lane as Mr. Pog
- Renee Clama as Sonia
- Sari Maritza as Greta Gherkinski
- Wallace Lupino as Ptomanian Ptough
- Lola Hunt as Mrs. Pog
- Herman Darewski And His Blackpool Tower Band
- Eddie Jay as Bit Part
- Sam Lee as Bit Part
- Cyril McLaglen as Bit Part
- Denis O'Neil as Singer
- Charles Stone as Bit Part
- Wood p.69
- Chibnall p.261
- Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
- Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.