Cotton Queen

Cotton Queen

Bernard Vorhaus (1937)

U Certificate


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Long regarded as a mere journeyman, German-born director Bernard Vorhaus has enjoyed something of a renaissance of late. This was the last film he made in this country before relocating to Hollywood, although it's hard to see why the studio executives would have been impressed by this underfunded production, a creaky comedy in which mill owner's daughter Mary Lawson goes snooping in a rival's factory and falls for his son. Indeed, the most noteworthy thing here is the appearance of Gibson Gowland, who played McTeague in Erich von Stroheim's silent masterpiece, Greed.


Rival mill-owners are offered a massive American contract, but draw the line at working together to fulfil it. Vintage comedy, starring Stanley Holloway, Will Fyffe, Mary Lawson and Helen Haye.

Cast & Crew

Bob Todcastle Will Fyffe
Sam Owen Stanley Holloway
Joan Mary Lawson
Margaret Owen Helen Haye
Johnny Owen Jimmy Hanley
Jailor Gibson Gowland
Director Bernard Vorhaus
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Rock Productions Ltd