Not for Sale (film)

Not for Sale is a 1924 British silent comedy film directed by W.P. Kellino and starring Mary Odette, Ian Hunter and Gladys Hamer. It was made at Cricklewood Studios by Stoll Pictures, and based on a novel by Monica Ewer. The film's sets were designed by the art director Walter Murton. It is still extant, unlike many silent films of the era which are now considered lost.

Not for Sale
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Mary Brough, George Bellamy and Maud Gill as three of the boarding house residents
Directed byW.P. Kellino
Written byMonica Ewer (novel)
Lydia Hayward
StarringMary Odette
Ian Hunter
Gladys Hamer
Mary Brough
CinematographyPercy Strong
Edited byChallis Sanderson
Distributed byStoll Pictures
Release date
November 1924
Running time
6,460 feet[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles


After being disinherited by his father due to his extravagant lifestyle, Lord Bering's acquisitive society fiancée breaks off the engagement. He goes to live in a boarding house in Bloomsbury under an assumed name and gets a job as a chauffeur.

His experiences open his eyes to how the other half live, and he befriends Annie Armstrong the owner of the boarding house and her younger brother. When he is wrongly accused of stealing by his employer, he decides to leave London. While hop-picking in Kent he discovers that he has come into a large sum of money. When he proposes to Annie however she misunderstands and tells him that she is "not for sale". However, when Bering falls ill, Annie changes her mind and arranges a reconciliation with his father.



  1. ^ Low p.419


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

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