It Is for England

It Is for England is a 1916 silent film propaganda war drama written and directed by Laurence Cowen. It is also called The Hidden Hand.

It Is for England
Directed byLaurence Cowen
Written byLaurence Cowen
Produced byUnion Jack Company
The Admiralty
StarringHelene Gingold
Percy Moran
Margaret Shelley
Distributed byPhillips & Carroll (UK)
Gaumont British Distributors (UK 1918, rerelease)
Release date
November 1916
Running time
10 reels(1916)
5 reels(1918 rerelease)

It is preserved at the Library of Congress.[1]


  • Helene Gingold - Reverend Christian St. George
  • Percy Moran - Lt. Stephen English RN
  • Margaret Shelley - Mary Marshall


  • Thomas Canning - John Marshall MP
  • R. Courtland - Percy Marshall
  • Lionel d'Aragon - Sir Charles Rosenbaum Bart MP
  • Gilbert Parker - Himself (*as Sir Gilbert Parker)
  • Leonard Shepherd - The Kaiser
  • Roy Travers - The Kaiser's Foreign Secretary


  1. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress p.91 c.1978 by The American Film Institute

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