Petticoat Loose

Petticoat Loose is a 1922 British silent drama film directed by George Ridgwell and starring Dorinea Shirley, Warwick Ward and Lionelle Howard.[1] It is based on the 1898 novel of the same title by Eliza Humphreys about a playwright who hypnotises the woman he loves, controlling and ruining her life.[2]

Petticoat Loose
Directed byGeorge Ridgwell
Written bySinclair Hill
Based onPetticoat Loose
by Eliza Humphreys
StarringDorinea Shirley
Warwick Ward
Lionelle Howard
CinematographyJack E. Cox
Distributed byStoll Pictures
Release date
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles

It was made by Stoll Pictures at the company's Cricklewood Studios in London. The film's sets were designed by the art director Walter W. Murton. Location shooting took place in Cornwall.[3]



  1. ^ Palmer p.880
  2. ^ Goble p.391
  3. ^ Hunter, Porter & Smith p.53


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
  • Palmer, Scott. British Film Actors' Credits, 1895-1987. McFarland, 1988.
  • Hunter, I.Q., Porter, Laraine & Smith, Justin. The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History. Taylor & Francis, 2017.

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