He Found a Star

He Found a Star
Directed by John Paddy Carstairs
Produced by John Corfield
Written by Screenplay:
Bridget Boland
Additional Dialogue
Austin Melford
Based on The Novel:
Ring O' Roses by Monica Ewer
Starring Vic Oliver
Sarah Churchill
Music by Ben Frankel
Cinematography Ernest Palmer
Edited by Michael C. Chorlton
John Corfield Productions
Distributed by General Film Distributors (U.K.)
Release dates
20 September 1941 (U.K.)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

He Found a Star is a 1941 British musical film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Vic Oliver, Sarah Churchill and Evelyn Dall.[1] Its plot concerns a frustrated stage manager who quits his job and sets up a theatrical agency with the help of his secretary. Songs include Waitin' (Manning Sherwin & Harold Purcell) and Salome (Sarah Churchill).[2][1]

The film's sets were designed by Alfred Junge.[1]


Theatrical agent Lucky Lyndon (Vic Olive) and his loyal secretary Ruth Cavour (Sarah Churchill) use their talent agency to discover unknowns. In his search for the next "big star," Lyndon attempts to promote ungrateful nightclub singer Suzanne (Evelyn Dall). Meanwhile, Ruth, who is madly in love with Lyndon, makes an unexpected impression when she turns singer to cover for the increasingly difficult Suzanne.


Critical reception

Allmovie noted, "An average subject at best." [3]


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