No. 5 John Street

No. 5 John Street is a 1921 British silent drama film directed by Kenelm Foss and starring Zena Dare and Mary Odette and Lionelle Howard.[1] It is based on the 1899 novel by Richard Whiteing.[2][3] The screenplay concerns a soap-making heiress who disguises herself as a worker.

No. 5 John Street
Directed byKenelm Foss
Written byRichard Whiteing (novel)
Kenelm Foss
Produced byH.W. Thompson
StarringZena Dare
Mary Odette
Lionelle Howard
CinematographyFrank Canham
Edited byJohn Miller
Distributed byAstra Films
Release date
December 1921
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles


A soap-making heiress disguises herself as a worker and gets employment at her own family's factory to find out about ordinary conditions. However she comes under threat from an anarchist.



  1. ^ Low p.418
  2. ^ Whiteing, Richard (1899). No. 5 John Street (4th ed.). London: Grant Richards.
  3. ^ "Review of No. 5, John Street by Richard Whiteing". The Athenaeum (3725). 18 March 1899.


  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film, 1918-1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.

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