Me and Marlborough

Me and Marlborough
Directed by Victor Saville
Produced by Michael Balcon
Written by Marjorie Gaffney
Ian Hay
W.P. Lipscomb
Reginald Pound
Starring Cicely Courtneidge
Tom Walls
Barry McKay
Peter Gawthorne
Henry Oscar
Cecil Parker
Music by Louis Levy
Cinematography Curt Courant
Charles Van Enger
Edited by Michael Gordon
Distributed by Gainsborough Pictures
Release dates
Running time
84 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Me and Marlborough is a 1935 British comedy film, directed by Victor Saville, and starring Cicely Courtneidge, Tom Walls, Barry MacKay, Peter Gawthorne, Henry Oscar and Cecil Parker.[1]

Plot summary

England, 1710. A woman disguises herself as a man and joins up with the Duke of Marlborough's army in Flanders to find her missing husband.[2][3]



Writing for The Spectator, Graham Greene criticized the theatrical qualities of Courtneidge's performance, claiming that "I found myself too embarrassed by Miss Courtneidge's facial contortions to appreciate their share. Miss Courtneidge is used to throwing her effects to the back row of a theatre gallery, and the camera is not kind to her exaggerations".[4]


  1. "Me and Marlborough (1935)". Retrieved 2014-02-15.
  2. "BFI | Film & TV Database | ME AND MARLBOROUGH (1935)". 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
  3. "Me and Marlborough | Britmovie | Home of British Films". Britmovie. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
  4. Greene, Graham (6 September 1935). "Dood Wasser/Me and Marlborough". The Spectator. (reprinted in: John Russel, Taylor, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. p. 19. ISBN 0192812866.)
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