The House of the Arrow (1930 film)

The House of the Arrow is a 1930 British mystery film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Dennis Neilson-Terry, Benita Hume and Richard Cooper.[1] It was based on the 1924 book The House of the Arrow, and its subsequent stage play adaptation by A.E.W. Mason, part of his Inspector Hanaud series.[2] It was one of four film adaptations of the story. It was made at Twickenham Studios.[3] A quota quickie, it was distributed by the American company Warner Brothers.[4] A separate French-language version La Maison de la Fléche was also produced at Twickenham directed by Henri Fescourt.

The House of the Arrow
Directed byLeslie S. Hiscott
Written by
Produced by
Starring
Production
company
Julius Hagen Productions
Distributed byWarner Brothers
Release date
March 1930
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

A follow up film At the Villa Rose was made in 1930 with the same director. Austin Trevor replaced Terry as Inspector Hanaud.[5]

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The House of the Arrow (1930)". IMDb. 1 March 1930.
  2. ^ "The House of the Arrow (1930)". BFI. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012.
  3. ^ Wood p.69
  4. ^ Chibnall p.259
  5. ^ "At the Villa Rose (1930)". BFI. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012.

BibliographyEdit

  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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