John Halifax (1938)


John Halifax (1938)

Adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Craik it tells the story of John Halifax who, despite humble beginnings, becomes a highly respected local businessman. As partner in a mill he weathers the turbulent economic times of the early 1800s.
IMDb  5.2 /10
Director George King
Writer Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
Writer A.R. Rawlinson
Release Date
Runtime1h 9mins
Content Rating
CompanyGeorge King Productions, George Minter Productions
John Halifax
Nancy Burne
Nancy Burne
Ursula March
Phineas Fletcher
D.J. Williams
D.J. Williams
Abel Fletcher
Brian Buchel
Brian Buchel
Lord Luxmore
Hugh Bickett
Hugh Bickett
Doctor Grainger

John Halifax (film)

John Halifax is a 1938 British historical drama film directed by George King and starring John Warwick, Nancy Burne and Roddy McDowall. It is based on the 1856 novel John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Craik. It was made at Shepperton Studios as a quota quickie. The film's sets were designed by Philip Bawcombe.


  • John Warwick as John Halifax
  • Nancy Burne as Ursula March
  • Ralph Michael as Phineas Fletcher
  • D.J. Williams as Abel Fletcher
  • Brian Buchel as Lord Luxmore
  • Billy Bray as Tully
  • Elsie Wagstaff as Jael
  • W.E. Holloway as Mr. Jessop
  • Hugh Bickett as Doctor Grainger
  • Roddy McDowall as Boy