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Director  Reginald Denham
Music director  Allan Gray
Language  English
5.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Crime
Cinematography  Franz Weihmayr
Country  United Kingdom
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Release date  November 1936 (1936-11)
Writer  Arthur Behrend (novel), Basil Mason
Genres  Adventure Film, Crime Fiction
Cast  Brigitte Horney, Peter Haddon, Allan Jeayes, Jean Galland, Hay Petrie
Similar movies  Related Reginald Denham movies

A clerk discovers that his employer, who dwells in a marshbound mansion, is not all he appears to be.


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The House of the Spaniard is a 1936 British comedy thriller film directed by Reginald Denham and starring Allan Jeayes, Peter Haddon and Brigitte Horney. It is set in Lancashire and Spain, during the ongoing Spanish Civil War. It was shot at Ealing Studios in west London, England, and on location in Lancashire and Spain. Art direction was by Holmes Paul. It was based on a novel by Arthur Behrend.

A man ignores a warning to stay away from a sinister house on marshland near Liverpool; when someone drowns close by, he finds the evidence doesn’t add up…


An unemployed and dull-witted young man David Grey stays with his friend in Liverpool while he looks for work. Due to a mistake he is hired by a Spanish-owned shipping company whose boss Pedro de Guzman lives in a lone, mysterious house in the marshes outside Liverpool. Greys curiosity is aroused by the unexplained death of a man who he had seen close to the house. His investigations lead to him being kidnapped, taken to Spain and embroiled in the Spanish Civil War. He is eventually able to escape thanks to the help of de Guzmans daughter Margarita.


  • Brigitte Horney - Margarita de Guzman
  • Peter Haddon - David Grey
  • Jean Galland - Ignacio
  • Allan Jeayes - Don Pedro de Guzman
  • Gyles Isham - John Gilchrist
  • Hay Petrie - Orlando
  • Ivor Barnard - Mott
  • Minnie Rayner - Mrs. Blossom
  • Gibson Gowland - 1st Captain
  • David Horne - 2nd Captain
  • Ernest Jay
  • Charles Lloyd-Pack - Man in train
  • Fred ODonovan - McNail
  • Abraham Sofaer - Vidal
  • Bibliography

  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The British of the British B Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
  • References

    The House of the Spaniard Wikipedia
    The House of the Spaniard IMDb The House of the Spaniard

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