The Amateur Gentleman

(1936)

Film | B&W
| Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Elissa Landi, Gordon Harker

A Regency innkeeper’s son poses as a travelling pugilist in order to clear his father’s name of theft

In early 19th century England, Barnabas Barty follows in his inn-keeper father John’s footsteps as a prizefighter.

During a stay at the inn by aristocratic visitors from London, John Barty is framed for stealing a watch from Lord Chichester.

With the elder Barty taken away to prison in London to face execution, Barnabas follows incognito to try to prove the truth and free his father.

Cast

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Man of the Moment (1935) opening credits (6) | Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Barnabas Barty
Elissa Landi
Lady Cleone
Gordon Harker
Natty Bell
Photograph from Talk of the Devil (1936) (1) featuring Basil Sydney
Chichester
Signed photograph of British actor Hugh Williams, as Hindley in Wuthering Heights (1939) (1)
Ronald
Irene Brown
Lady Hunstanton
Main title from The Tenth Man (1936) featuring Athole Stewart
Marquess of Comberhurst
Coral Brown
Pauline Darville
Margaret Lockwood promotional headshot for Jassy, c. 1947, autographed ‘Sincerely’ by the actress
Georgina Hunstanton
Frank Pettingell
John Barty
Esme Percy
Townsend
Gilbert Davis
Prince Regent
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Main title from The Amateur Gentleman (1936).  A Regency innkeeper’s son poses as a travelling pugilist in order to clear his father’s name of theft.

The Amateur Gentleman (1936) opening credits

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Main title from The Amateur Gentleman (1936). A Regency innkeeper’s son poses as a travelling pugilist in order to clear his father’s name of theft.

Irene Brown and Margaret Lockwood in a film clip from The Amateur Gentleman

Card game

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Irene Brown and Margaret Lockwood in a film clip from The Amateur Gentleman.

Hugh Williams and Margaret Lockwood in a film clip from The Amateur Gentleman

The waltz

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Hugh Williams and Margaret Lockwood in a film clip from The Amateur Gentleman.

Pictures

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Main title from The Amateur Gentleman (1936)
Photograph from The Amateur Gentleman (1936) (1)
Book of The Amateur Gentleman (1936) (2)
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Screenshot from The Amateur Gentleman (1936) (1)
Book of The Amateur Gentleman (1936) (1)

Production

The Amateur Gentleman - 1936, B&W, 83 minutes. Clemence Dane, Edward Knoblock, Sergei Nolbandov (Writers), Jeffery Farnol (Novel), Thornton Freeland (Director)