The Flying Fool (play)

The Flying Fool is a 1929 thriller play by the British writer Arnold Ridley and Bernard Merivale. It enjoyed a successful run in the West End.[1]

The Flying Fool
Written byArnold Ridley
Bernard Merivale
Date premiered1929
Original languageEnglish


In 1931, the play was adapted into a film of the same title directed by Walter Summers and starring Henry Kendall and Benita Hume.[2]


  1. ^ Kabatchnik p.431
  2. ^ Goble p.389


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
  • Kabatchnik, Amnon. Blood on the Stage, 1925-1950: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection : an Annotated Repertoire. Scarecrow Press, 2010.