The Gang Show

This article is about the 1937 film. For the Scout and Guide stage performance, see Gang Show.
The Gang Show
Directed by Alfred J. Goulding
Produced by Herbert Wilcox
Written by Marjorie Gaffney (scenario), Ralph Reader
Starring Ralph Reader,
Gina Malo, Stuart Robinson
Music by Gerald Walcan-Bright and Ralph Reader
Cinematography Ernest Palmer
Edited by Peggy Hennessy
Distributed by General Film Distributors (UK), Syndicate Pictures (USA).
Release dates
  • April 1937 (1937-04)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Gang Show is a 1937 British musical film about a Boy Scout Troop who stage a variety show to raise funds, when the lease of their meeting place expires.

The film was a vehicle for material from Ralph Reader's Gang Shows that had been successful on the stage in London's West End since 1932;[1] the songs included the Gang Show anthem; "Crest of a Wave".[2] Shot at Pinewood Studios,[3] the film premiered at the Lyceum Theatre, London on 13 April 1937, the only occasion that the theatre was used as a cinema.[4] It was released in New York in December 1938 under the shortened title The Gang.[5]



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