Release dateNovember 1936 (1936-11) WriterArthur Behrend (novel), Basil Mason GenresAdventure Film, Crime Fiction CastBrigitte Horney, Peter Haddon, Allan Jeayes, Jean Galland, Hay Petrie Similar moviesRelated Reginald Denham movies
A clerk discovers that his employer, who dwells in a marshbound mansion, is not all he appears to be.
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
Charles Lloyd-Pack - Man in train
Fred ODonovan - McNail
Abraham Sofaer - Vidal
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