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Variety Hour

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Variety Hour
Directed byRedd Davis
Written byAllison Booth
Produced byHerbert Smith
StarringCharles Clapham
Bill Dwyer
CinematographyRonald Neame
Edited byReginald Beck
Twentieth Century Fox
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox
Release date
23 August 1937
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Variety Hour is a 1937 British musical comedy film directed by Redd Davis and starring Charles Clapham and Bill Dwyer. It is a revue show featuring a number of performers from radio and music hall.

It was made at Wembley Studios as a quota quickie by the British subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox.[1] The film's sets were designed by the art director William Hemsley.


  • Charles Clapham as Radio announcer
  • Bill Dwyer as Radio announcer
  • Brian Lawrance as Band Leader
  • Jack Donohue as Himself
  • Helen Howard as Herself
  • Kay Katya and Kay as Themselves
  • The Norwich Trio as Themselves
  • Raymond Newell as Singer in Finale
  • The Music Hall Boys as Themselves
  • Carson Robison and His Pioneers as Themselves
  • The Wiere Brothers as Dancers


  1. ^ Chibnall p.297


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The British of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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