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Hotel Splendide

Music hall veteran Jerry Verno stars as a lowly clerk who gets more than he bargained for when he inherits a hotel, in Michael Powell's charming comedy.

Comedy 1932 53 mins Not rated

Director: Michael Powell



Powell’s amiable ‘Quickie’ comedy stars music hall veteran Jerry Verno as a lowly clerk who inherits a hotel, but gets more than he bargained for when various guests turn out to be crooks. (Watch out for the cameo from Powell himself). The production’s limitations are undeniable, but Powell directs it all with charm, and there are flashes of the cinematic invention to come.

Remastering has been supported by Matt Spick and the Charles Skey Charitable Trust.