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THE PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK


Title of the Film THE PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1935
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 90
Length (in meters) 2486
Colour b/w
Genre Drama, Fantasy
Based on/Source Play by Jerome K. Jerome
Production Companies Gaumont-British Picture Corporation
Producer(s) Michael Balcon, Ivor Montagu
Director Berthold Viertel
Cast Conrad Veidt, René Ray, Frank Cellier, Anna Lee, John Turnbull, Beatrix Lehmann
Literature Picturegoer Weekly, 10 November 1934
Conrad Veidt: My most difficult role. Picturegoer Weekly, 29 June 1935
Monthly Film Bulletin, September 1935
Jewish Chronicle, 18 October 1935
Film Weekly, 18 October 1935
Times, 21 October 1935
Spectator, 1 November 1935 (Graham Greene)
Picturegoer Weekly, 25 January 1936
New York Times, 29 April 1936
Special notes Director of photography: Curt Courant
Art director: Oscar Friedrich Werndorff
"Viertel and his cameraman, Curt Courant, have between them worked out brilliant patterns of light and shade which underline the emotional crises. Indeed, this is one of the most beautifully and purposefully photographed films seen for a long while." (John Gammie, Film Weekly)




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