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.
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.
Hugh Williams and Margaret Lockwood in a film clip from The Amateur Gentleman.
The Amateur Gentleman - 1936, B&W, 83 minutes. Clemence Dane, Edward Knoblock, Sergei Nolbandov (Writers), Jeffery Farnol (Novel), Thornton Freeland (Director)