Release dateJanuary 1933 WriterW.P. Lipscomb, Douglas Murray (play) CastJessie Matthews (Leslie Farrar), Ian Hunter (Fergus Wimbush), Frederick Kerr (Bunston), Benny Fields (Jonothan), Margaret Yarde (Mrs. Hubbard), Kathleen Harrison (Martha) Similar moviesThe Other Half (2006), Things Are Looking Up (1935), Laxdale Hall (1953), Left Right and Centre (1959), Fathers Doing Fine (1952)
TaglineA joyously exciting romance, with a "catch" to it!
The man from toronto
The Man from Toronto is a 1933 British romantic comedy film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Jessie Matthews, Ian Hunter and Kathleen Harrison. After an inheritance is left to them if they marry, an Englishwoman and a Canadian must meet for the first time to investigate the other - with comedic results. Matthews was considered a rising film star at the time of the production, and she quickly became one of Gainsborough Pictures' leading names.
Production began in July 1932. The film was shot at Islington Studios and on location at Amberley in Sussex. It was based on a play by Douglas Murray. The film's art direction was by Alex Vetchinsky.
Lawyer Bunston (Frederick Kerr) presides over an eccentric will stipulating that the Canadian Fergus Wimbush (Ian Hunter) and the English Leslie Farrar (Jessie Matthews) will inherit a million if they wed. As the couple have never met, when the man from Toronto comes to England, Leslie poses as a parlour maid, in order to better make his acquaintance, and the two fall in love anyway.
Jessie Matthews as Leslie Farrar
Ian Hunter as Fergus Wimbush
Frederick Kerr as Bunston
Ben Field as Jonathan
Margaret Yarde as Mrs. Hubbard
Kathleen Harrison as Martha
George Turner as Povey
Herbert Lomas as Jake
Laurence Hanray as Duncan
Kenneth Kove as Vicar
Sybil Grove as Vicar's Wife
Percy Parsons as Hogbin
Bill Shine as Butcher's Delivery Boy
George Zucco as Squire
George Benson as Villager
Cyril Smith as Gossiping Villager
TV Guide gave the film two out of five stars, calling it "A little charmer," and concluded that, "Kerr, as the lawyer, does his best to pair the two off and carries the weight of the picture while doing so."