WriterJohn Van Druten, Victor Kendall Release date2 July 1930 ProductionAssociated British Picture Corporation CastMadeleine Carroll, Frank Lawton, Aubrey Mather, Sam Livesey, Billy Milton Similar moviesMadeleine Carroll appears in Young Woodley and The Guns of Loos
Young Woodley is a 1930 British drama film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Madeleine Carroll, Frank Lawton and Sam Livesey.
The film was based on the controversial 1925 play Young Woodley by John Van Druten. Bentley had previously directed a 1928 silent version, but the film was never released, and he re-made it in sound using some of the same actors. A school prefect becomes attracted to the headmaster's wife. The film, like the play, was noted for its subversive attitude to authority. The pompous and cold headmaster is portrayed as the villain of the work. The film was not a major success when it was released despite its large budget and well-known subject matter.