The film debut for Vivien Leigh
78 minutes (black and white) Director: Albert de Courville Producer: Michael Balcon Screenplay: Stafford Dickens and Con West Opened: February 1935 in London Starring: Vivian Leigh (very small role as a schoolgirl),
Cicely Courtneidge (Cicely / Bertha Fytte), Henrietta Watson (Miss MacTavish),
William Gargan (Van Guard), Mary Lawson (Mary Fytte), Dick Henderson,
Jr. (Money, Jr.), Suzanne Lenglen (Herself)
September was unusually damp that year. For three weeks Vivien Leigh got up
at 5 am to be at Lime Grove, Shepherd's Bush, by half past six, where the film was being shot.
Once at the studio, Vivien would dress in the summery white gym uniform she wore in her role
as a schoolgirl.
Vivien had one line to speak: "If you are not made headmistress, I shan't come back next term!"
Press: The film was described as "thoroughly amusing in a boisterous way".