|Save a Little Sunshine|
|Directed by||Norman Lee|
|Based on||the play Lights Out at Eleven by W. Armitage Owen |
|Produced by||Warwick Ward|
|Edited by||E. Richards|
|Distributed by||Pathé Pictures International|
After he is sacked from his job, Dave Smalley buys a share in a hotel, but has to resort to working there when all other financial schemes fail. His girlfriend Pat however, comes up with the idea of turning the property into a smart restaurant, and business takes off beyond all expectation.
- Dave Willis as Dave Smalley
- Pat Kirkwood as Pat
- Tommy Trinder as Will
- Max Wall as Walter
- Peggy Novak as Clara Timpson
- Roger Maxwell as Hector Stanley
- Ruth Dunning as Miss Dickson
- Marian Dawson as Mrs Winterbottom
- Annabel Maule as Marlene
- Annie Esmond as Mrs Melworthy
- Rosemary Scott as Miss Gaythorne
- Charles Lefeaux as Mr Turnopp
- Hal Walters as Stanley's assistant
- Syd Crossley as Auction room attendant
- Aubrey Mallalieu as Museum official
- John Glyn-Jones as Impressionist
- Charles Penrose as Talent scout
- Trefor Jones as Singer
The film was based on the play Lights Out at Eleven by Armitage Owen. It was made by Welwyn Studios, an affiliate of ABC Pictures, at their Welwyn Garden City Studio. The songs "Save a Little Sunshine" and "Nothing Can Worry Me Now" were composed by Noel Gay. Willis and Kirkwood made a further film together in 1939 - Me and My Pal, also at Welwyn.
TV Guide called it "a harmless entry which offers nothing of value but a few hummable tunes" ; and Britishpictures.com wrote of Tommy Trinder and Max Wall, "these familiar faces provide a smile or two. Certainly the chief interest of the film is to see Max Wall before he developed his legendary grotesque act (and while he still had a full head of hair)."
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