February 22, 2017


Soldiers of the King – 1933 | 80 mins | Comedy, Musical | B&W

Plot Synopsis

Soldiers of the King

Cicely Courtneidge plays two roles in this musical; mother and daughter Jenny and Maisie Marvello. The matriarch of the music-hall troupe is intent on carrying on the theatrical family tradition into the 1930s despite financial uncertainty. Regrettably, her on-off romance to stage-manager Sebastian (Edward Everett Horton) appears doomed.

Production Team

Maurice Elvey: Director
Alex Vetchinsky: Art Direction
Percy Strong: Cinematography
Gordon Conway: Costume Design
RE Dearing: Editing
Louis Levy: Music Direction
Noel Gay: Original Music
Michael Balcon: Producer
John Orton: Script
WP Lipscomb: Script
Jack Hulbert: Script
George Gunn: Sound Department


Cicely Courtneidge: Maisie Marvello
Edward Everett: Horton Sebastian Marvello
Anthony Bushell: Lt Ronald Jamieson
Dorothy Hyson: Judy Marvello
Frank Cellier: Colonel Markham
Leslie Sarony: Wally
Bransby Williams: Dan Marvello

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