Jack's the Boy

Jack's the Boy
Directed by Walter Forde
Produced by Michael Balcon
Written by Douglas Furber
Sidney Gilliat
Jack Hulbert
W. P. Lipscomb
Starring Jack Hulbert
Cicely Courtneidge
Peter Gawthorne
Music by Vivian Ellis
Cinematography Leslie Rowson
Edited by Ian Dalrymple
John Monck
Distributed by Gaumont British
Release dates
June 1932
Running time
91 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Jack's the Boy is a 1932 British comedy film directed by Walter Forde and starring Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Francis Lister and Peter Gawthorne. Its plot follows a policeman who attempts to track down a gang responsible for a smash and grab raid, thereby proving his worth to his disapproving father.[1] It became well known for its song "The Flies Crawled Up the Window", sung by Hulbert, which was released as a record and proved a major hit.



The film was voted the fourth best British movie of 1932.[2]


  1. http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/38117
  2. ""SUNSHINE SUSIE".". The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 19 August 1933. p. 19 Edition: HOME EDITION. Retrieved 4 March 2013.

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