A list of British films released in 1938.


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
13 Men and a Gun Mario Zampi Arthur Wontner, Clifford Evans, Allan Jeayes War Co-production with Italy
Alf's Button Afloat Marcel Varnel Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen, Alastair Sim Comedy
Almost a Gentleman Oswald Mitchell Billy Bennett, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns Comedy
Almost a Honeymoon Norman Lee Tommy Trinder, Linden Travers, Edmund Breon Comedy
Anything to Declare? Redd Davis John Loder, Noel Madison, Belle Chrystall Crime
Around the Town Herbert Smith Vic Oliver, Irene Ware, Finlay Currie Musical [1]
Bank Holiday Carol Reed Margaret Lockwood, Hugh Williams, John Lodge Drama
Bed and Breakfast Walter West Daphne Courtney, Barry Lupino, Mabel Poulton Drama
Bedtime Story Donovan Pedelty Jack Livesey, Lesley Wareing, Eliot Makeham Comedy
Blondes for Danger Jack Raymond Gordon Harker, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Ivan Brandt Comedy thriller
Break the News René Clair Jack Buchanan, Maurice Chevalier, Marta Labarr Comedy
Calling All Crooks George Black Douglas Wakefield, Billy Nelson, Leslie Perrins Comedy
The Challenge Milton Rosmer Robert Douglas, Frank Birch, Luis Trenker Adventure
Chinatown Nights Toni Frenguelli Harry Agar Lyons, Anne Grey, Nell Emerald Sci-fi
Chips Edward Godal Robb Wilton, Davy Burnaby, Joyce Bland Musical
The Citadel King Vidor Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson Drama
The Claydon Treasure Mystery Manning Haynes John Stuart, Garry Marsh, Evelyn Ankers Crime
Climbing High Carol Reed Michael Redgrave, Jessie Matthews, Alastair Sim Comedy
Coming of Age Manning Haynes Eliot Makeham, Joyce Bland, Jack Melford Comedy
Convict 99 Marcel Varnel Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Googie Withers Comedy
Crackerjack Albert de Courville Tom Walls, Lilli Palmer, Noel Madison Comedy crime
The Dance of Death Gerald Blake Vesta Victoria, Stewart Rome, Julie Suedo Crime
Dangerous Medicine Arthur B. Woods Elizabeth Allan, Cyril Ritchard, Anthony Holles Thriller
The Dark Stairway Arthur B. Woods Hugh Williams, Chili Bouchier, Garry Marsh Crime
Darts Are Trumps Maclean Rogers Eliot Makeham, Nancy O'Neil, Ian Colin Comedy [2]
Dead Men Tell No Tales David MacDonald Emlyn Williams, Sara Seegar, Hugh Williams Thriller
The Divorce of Lady X Tim Whelan Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, Binnie Barnes Romantic comedy
Double or Quits Roy William Neill Patricia Medina, Hal Walters, Ian Fleming Crime [3]
The Drum Zoltan Korda Sabu, Raymond Massey, Valerie Hobson Adventure
Easy Riches Maclean Rogers George Carey, Gus McNaughton, Marjorie Taylor Comedy
Everything Happens to Me Roy William Neill Max Miller, Chili Bouchier, Norma Varden Comedy
Father O'Nine Roy Kellino Hal Gordon, Dorothy Dewhurst, Jimmy Godden Comedy
Follow Your Star Sinclair Hill Arthur Tracy, Belle Chrystall, Horace Hodges Musical
The Gables Mystery Harry Hughes Francis L. Sullivan, Antoinette Cellier, Leslie Perrins Crime
The Gaunt Stranger Walter Forde Sonnie Hale, Alexander Knox, Patricia Roc Mystery
Glamour Girl Arthur B. Woods Gene Gerrard, Lesley Brook, Betty Lynne Comedy
Hey! Hey! USA Marcel Varnel Will Hay, Edgar Kennedy, Fred Duprez Comedy
His Lordship Goes to Press Maclean Rogers June Clyde, Hugh Williams, Leslie Perrins Comedy
His Lordship Regrets Maclean Rogers Claude Hulbert, Winifred Shotter, Gina Malo Comedy
Hold My Hand Thornton Freeland Stanley Lupino, Sally Gray, Polly Ward Musical
Housemaster Herbert Brenon Otto Kruger, Diana Churchill, Phillips Holmes Comedy
I See Ice Anthony Kimmins George Formby, Kay Walsh, Garry Marsh Comedy
If I Were Boss Maclean Rogers Bruce Seton, Googie Withers, Julie Suedo Drama [4]
Incident in Shanghai John Paddy Carstairs Margaret Vyner, Patrick Barr, John Deverell Comedy
Inspector Hornleigh Eugene Forde Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Hugh Williams Comedy crime
It's in the Air Anthony Kimmins George Formby, Polly Ward, Garry Marsh Comedy
It's in the Blood Gene Gerrard Claude Hulbert, Lesley Brook, James Stephenson Comedy
I've Got a Horse Herbert Smith Sandy Powell, Norah Howard, Evelyn Roberts Comedy
Jane Steps Out Paul L. Stein Diana Churchill, Jean Muir, Peter Murray-Hill Comedy
John Halifax George King John Warwick, Nancy Burne, Ralph Michael Drama
Kate Plus Ten Reginald Denham Jack Hulbert, Genevieve Tobin, Francis L. Sullivan Thriller
Keep Smiling Monty Banks Gracie Fields, Roger Livesey, Mary Maguire Comedy
Kicking the Moon Around Walter Forde Bert Ambrose, Evelyn Dall, Florence Desmond Musical


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Lady Vanishes Alfred Hitchcock Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, May Whitty Mystery Number 35 in the list of BFI Top 100 British films
Lassie from Lancashire John Paddy Carstairs Marjorie Browne, Mark Daly, Vera Lennox Comedy
The Last Barricade Alex Bryce Meinhart Maur, Greta Gynt, Hay Petrie Romance [5]
Lightning Conductor Maurice Elvey Gordon Harker, Sally Gray, John Lodge Comedy
Lily of Laguna Oswald Mitchell Nora Swinburne, Richard Ainley, Jenny Laird Drama
Little Dolly Daydream Oswald Mitchell Binkie Stuart, Talbot O'Farrell, Jane Welsh Musical [6]
The Londonderry Air Alex Bryce Sara Allgood, Liam Gaffney, Phyllis Ryan Romance
Luck of the Navy Jack Raymond Geoffrey Toone, Judy Kelly, Clifford Evans Comedy
Make It Three David MacDonald Hugh Wakefield, Edmund Willard, Diana Beaumont Comedy
Many Tanks Mr. Atkins Roy William Neill Claude Hulbert, Reginald Purdell, Davy Burnaby Comedy
Marigold Thomas Bentley Sophie Stewart, Patrick Barr, Edward Chapman Drama
Meet Mr. Penny David MacDonald Richard Goolden, Vic Oliver, Kay Walsh Comedy
Merely Mr. Hawkins Maclean Rogers Eliot Makeham, Dinah Sheridan, Max Adrian Comedy [7]
Miracles Do Happen Maclean Rogers Jack Hobbs, Marjorie Taylor, George Carney Comedy
Mountains O'Mourne Harry Hughes René Ray, Niall MacGinnis, Betty Ann Davies Musical comedy
Mr. Reeder in Room 13 Norman Lee Peter Murray-Hill, Sally Gray, Gibb McLaughlin Crime
Mr. Satan Arthur B. Woods James Stephenson, Chili Bouchier, Betty Lynne Thriller
Murder Tomorrow Donovan Pedelty Gwenllian Gill, Jack Livesey, Raymond Lovell Crime
My Irish Molly Alex Bryce Binkie Stuart, Phillip Reed, Maureen O'Hara Musical
Night Alone Thomas Bentley Lesley Brook, Leonora Corbett, Lesley Brook Comedy
Night Journey Oswald Mitchell Geoffrey Toone, Patricia Hilliard, Alf Goddard Crime
No Parking Jack Raymond Gordon Harker, Irene Ware, Leslie Perrins Comedy
Oh Boy! Albert de Courville Albert Burdon, Mary Lawson, Bernard Nedell Comedy
Old Bones of the River Marcel Varnel Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott Comedy
Old Iron Tom Walls Eva Moore, Cecil Parker, Veronica Rose Comedy
Old Mother Riley in Paris Oswald Mitchell Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane, Magda Kun Comedy
On Velvet Widgey R. Newman Wally Patch, Vi Kaley, Julie Suedo Comedy
Owd Bob Robert Stevenson Will Fyffe, Margaret Lockwood, John Loder Drama
Paid in Error Maclean Rogers George Carney, Marjorie Taylor, Googie Withers Comedy
Penny Paradise Carol Reed Edmund Gwenn, Betty Driver, Jimmy O'Dea Comedy
Premiere Walter Summers John Lodge, Judy Kelly, Hugh Williams Mystery
Prison Without Bars Brian Desmond Hurst Corinne Luchaire, Edna Best, Barry K. Barnes Drama
Pygmalion Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson Comedy George Bernard Shaw's play
Queer Cargo Harold D. Schuster John Lodge, Judy Kelly, Louis Borel Drama
Quiet Please Roy William Neill Reginald Purdell, Lesley Brook, Julien Mitchell Comedy [8]
The Rebel Son Adrian Brunel, Albert de Courville, Alexis Granowsky Harry Baur, Anthony Bushell, Patricia Roc Historical
The Return of Carol Deane Arthur B. Woods Bebe Daniels, Peter Coke, Arthur Margetson Drama
The Return of the Frog Maurice Elvey Gordon Harker, Hartley Power, Rene Ray Crime
Romance à la carte Maclean Rogers Leslie Perrins, Dorothy Boyd, Anthony Holles Comedy [9]
A Royal Divorce Jack Raymond Ruth Chatterton, Pierre Blanchar, Carol Goodner Drama
Runaway Ladies Jean de Limur Betty Stockfeld, Roger Tréville, Hugh Wakefield Comedy [10]
Sailing Along Sonnie Hale Jessie Matthews, Barry MacKay, Roland Young Musical Comedy
St. Martin's Lane Tim Whelan Charles Laughton, Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison Comedy Drama
Save a Little Sunshine Norman Lee Patricia Kirkwood, Dave Willis, Tommy Trinder Comedy
Scruffy Randall Faye Jack Melford, Toni Edgar-Bruce, Billy Merson Family
Second Best Bed Tom Walls Tom Walls, Jane Baxter, Veronica Rose Comedy
Second Thoughts Albert Parker Evelyn Ankers, A. Bromley Davenport, Marjorie Fielding Drama
Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror George King George Curzon, Tod Slaughter, Greta Gynt Crime
Silver Top George King Marie Wright, Betty Ann Davies, David Farrar Crime
Simply Terrific Roy William Neill Claude Hulbert, Patricia Medina, Reginald Purdell Comedy
The Singing Cop Arthur B. Woods Keith Falkner, Chili Bouchier, Marta Labarr Comedy
A Sister to Assist 'Er George Dewhurst, Widgey R. Newman Muriel George, Polly Emery, Charles Paton Comedy
Sixty Glorious Years Herbert Wilcox Anna Neagle, Anton Walbrook, C. Aubrey Smith Historical
The Sky's the Limit Lee Garmes Jack Buchanan, Mara Losseff, William Kendall Musical comedy
South Riding Victor Saville Edna Best, Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd Drama
Special Edition Redd Davis Lucille Lisle, John Garrick, Norman Pierce Thriller [11]
A Spot of Bother David MacDonald Robertson Hare, Alfred Drayton, Sandra Storme Comedy
Star of the Circus Albert de Courville Otto Kruger, Gertrude Michael, John Clements Drama Remake of the 1937 German film Truxa
Stardust Melville W. Brown Ben Lyon, Lupe Vélez, Wallace Ford Musical
Stepping Toes John Baxter Hazel Ascot, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Richard Cooper Musical
Strange Boarders Herbert Mason Tom Walls, Renée Saint-Cyr, Googie Withers Comedy thriller
Sweet Devil René Guissart Bobby Howes, Jean Gillie, William Kendall Comedy
Tea Leaves in the Wind Ward Wing Nils Asther, Gibson Gowland, Cyril Chadwick Drama
The Terror Richard Bird Wilfrid Lawson, Bernard Lee, Linden Travers Crime
Thank Evans Roy William Neill Max Miller, Hal Walters, Polly Ward Comedy
They Drive by Night Arthur B. Woods Emlyn Williams, Ernest Thesiger, Anna Konstam Thriller
This Man Is News David MacDonald Barry K. Barnes, Valerie Hobson, Alastair Sim Comedy thriller
Thistledown Arthur B. Woods Aino Bergö, Keith Falkner, Athole Stewart Musical
Too Many Husbands Ivar Campbell Jack Melford, Geoffrey Sumner, Brian Oulton Comedy [12]
Vessel of Wrath Erich Pommer Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Robert Newton Drama
The Villiers Diamond Bernard Mainwaring Evelyn Ankers, Edward Ashley, Julie Suedo Crime
The Viper Roy William Neill Claude Hulbert, Betty Lynne, Hal Walters Comedy
The Ware Case Robert Stevenson Clive Brook, Jane Baxter, Barry K. Barnes Crime
Weddings Are Wonderful Maclean Rogers June Clyde, Esmond Knight, Rene Ray Comedy
We're Going to Be Rich Monty Banks Gracie Fields, Victor McLaglen, Brian Donlevy Comedy
What a Man! Edmond T. Gréville Sydney Howard, Vera Pearce, Jenny Laird Comedy
Who Goes Next? Maurice Elvey Barry K. Barnes, Sophie Stewart, Jack Hawkins War
A Yank at Oxford Jack Conway Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan Comedy
Yellow Sands Herbert Brenon Marie Tempest, Belle Chrystall, Robert Newton Comedy drama
You're the Doctor Roy Lockwood Barry K. Barnes, Googie Withers, Norma Varden Comedy

Short films

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Devil's Rock Germain Burger Richard Hayward, Geraldine Mitchell Musical [13]
Dial 999 Lawrence Huntington John Longden, Ian Fleming Crime
The Sky Raiders Fraser Foulsham Nita Harvey, Ambrose Day Thriller [14]
Take Off That Hat Eric Humphriss Fred Duprez, C. Denier Warren Comedy [15]

See also


  1. ^ "Around the Town (1938)". Archived from the original on September 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Darts Are Trumps (1938)". Archived from the original on December 16, 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/73511/Double-or-Quits/full-credits.html [bare URL]
  4. ^ "If I Were Boss (1938)". Archived from the original on February 22, 2019.
  5. ^ "The Last Barricade (1938)". Archived from the original on December 3, 2017.
  6. ^ "Little Dolly Daydream (1938)". Archived from the original on May 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Merely Mr. Hawkins (1938)". Archived from the original on February 22, 2019.
  8. ^ "Quiet Please (1938)". Archived from the original on April 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Romance a la Carte (1938)". Archived from the original on December 16, 2018.
  10. ^ "Runaway Ladies (1938)". Archived from the original on December 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "Special Edition (1938)". Archived from the original on December 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "Too Many Husbands (1938)". Archived from the original on September 14, 2018.
  13. ^ "Watch Devil's Rock online". player.bfi.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2017-01-21.
  14. ^ "The Sky Raiders (1938)". Archived from the original on August 22, 2017.
  15. ^ "Special Edition (1938)". Archived from the original on December 16, 2018.