On Top of the World (film)
After her dog wins at the racetrack, a Lancashire mill worker (Fields) uses the winnings to start a soup kitchen for displaced workers during an industrial dispute, and then mediates between management and labour.
The film was reissued several times. The Monthly Film Bulletin called the story "very naive" and said it presented "an atmosphere of snobbery." Other reviews ignored the political messages and stated "through the wit and sympathy of a woman is harmony and prosperity restored."
The film had originally been intended as a vehicle for Field's sister, Gracie Fields. The censor's approved the submitted concept stating "the dog racing part seems very improbably but no doubt Miss Gracie Fields will get away with it."
- Betty Fields - Betty Schofield
- Frank Pettingell - Albert Hicks
- Leslie Bradley - Jimmy Priestley
- Ben Field - Old Harry
- Wally Patch - Cardsharper
- Aileen Latham - Anne
- Fewlass Llewellyn - Soames
- Charles Sewell - Mr Preston
- Shafer, Stephen (2003-09-02). British Popular Films 1929-1939: The Cinema of Reassurance. Routledge. pp. 297–. ISBN 9781134988365. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
- Richards, Jeffrey (2010-01-15). The Age of the Dream Palace: Cinema and Society in 1930s Britain. I.B. Tauris. pp. 121–. ISBN 9781848851221. Retrieved 16 November 2015.