Big Fella

Big Fella (1938)

  • Genre: Music, Drama
  • Release Date: 1938-01-03
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 6 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 14min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Beaconsfield Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: J. Elder Wills
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Singing Marseilles docker Joe is hired by wealthy English couple, the Oliphants, to find their missing son Gerald. When Joe finds him, he learns Gerald escaped of his own will and takes him to stay with a local singer, who offers a refuge from his repressed white parents.

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  • Paul Robeson

    as Joe
  • Elisabeth Welch

    as Amanda 'Manda'
  • Roy Emerton

    as Spike
  • James Hayter

    as Chuck
  • Lawrence Brown

    as Corney
  • Eldon Gorst

    as Gerald Oliphant
  • Marcelle Rogez

    as Marietta
  • Eric Cowley

    as Ferdy Oliphant
  • Joyce Kennedy

    as Mrs. Oliphant
  • Margaret Rutherford

    as Nanny (uncredited)
Directing J. Elder Wills Director
Writing Claude McKay Novel
Writing Ingram D'Abbes Writer
Writing Fenn Sherie Writer
Production J. Elder Wills Producer
Production Henry Passmore Producer
Crew Cyril Bristow Cinematography
Sound Eric Ansell Original Music Composer
Editing Brereton Porter Editor
Editing Douglas Robertson Editor
Art J. Elder Wills Art Direction
Crew Jack Beaver Additional Music
Camera George Stretton Camera Operator
Camera H. A. R. Thomson Camera Operator
Directing Arthur Alcott Assistant Director
Production A.W. Osborne Production Supervisor
Sound Harold V. King Sound Engineer