The Fortunate Fool (1933)
This film is an example of the much derided 'quota quickies' that were produced in the UK during the 1930s simply to make up the numbers of British films needed to meet government-imposed levels of British made films on display in UK cinemas, thus preventing the market being swamped by American films, so protecting UK industry. Whilst the genre - for want of a better word - has long been written off as being without merit, recent re-releases from the Ealing Rarities Collection have shown this to be a falsehood - some of the productions still stand the test of time.
Unfortunately, this isn't one of them.
This is rather uninteresting.
"If you want to learn about life, learn to live."
Not a bad one that.
Oh, and it's available in Volume 6 of the Ealing Rarities Collection ...
... luckily the other films on this disc make it worth purchasing since The Fortunate Fool is only for the most dedicated of viewers. And for ardent fans of David Lean who was the film's editor.
Here's some of the rest of the cast: