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Broken Threads is a 1917 British silent drama film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, Chrissie White and A.V. Bramble. [1]

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Henry Edwards (actor) English actor

Henry Edwards was an English actor and film director. He appeared in more than 80 films between 1915 and 1952. He also directed 67 films between 1915 and 1937. Edwards was married to actress Chrissie White, who appeared in 20 of his films. The couple's daughter, Henryetta Edwards, also appeared in his films. He was born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset and died in Chobham, Surrey.

Chrissie White British actress

Chrissie White was a British film actress of the silent era. She appeared in more than 180 films between 1908 and 1933. White married actor and film director Henry Edwards in 1922, and in the 1920s the two were regarded as one of Britain's most newsworthy celebrity couples. Edwards directed more than 20 of his wife's films. The couple had two children, a son and a daughter, Henryetta Edwards. White starred in the 1920 film The Amazing Quest of Mr. Ernest Bliss, which as of August 2010 is missing from the BFI National Archive, and is listed as one of the British Film Institute's "75 Most Wanted" lost films.

City of Beautiful Nonsense is a 1919 British silent film drama directed by Henry Edwards, who also starred in the film with Chrissie White. The film is based on the best-selling 1909 novel of the same name by E. Temple Thurston and is a tale of a woman intending to marry for financial gain and security, who realises at the last minute that to be true to herself and to have the prospect of a happy future she must instead marry for love. A sound version of the same story was made in 1935 by Adrian Brunel.

General John Regan is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, Chrissie White and Ben Welden. It is an adaptation of the 1913 play General John Regan by George A. Birmingham. It was a quota film made at British and Dominion Studios, Elstree, for release by Paramount.

The Hanging Judge is a 1918 British silent drama film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, Chrissie White and Hamilton Stewart. Its plot concerns the son of a notorious judge, who is put on trial for murder. It was based on a play by Tom Gallon and Leon M. Lion.

A Temporary Vagabond is a 1920 British silent comedy film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, Chrissie White and Stephen Ewart.

Aylwin is a 1920 British silent drama film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Henry Edwards, Chrissie White and Gerald Ames. It is based on Theodore Watts-Dunton's 1898 novel of the same name.

John Forrest Finds Himself is a 1920 British silent romance film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, Chrissie White and Gerald Ames.

Possession is a 1919 British silent romance film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, Chrissie White and Gerald Ames. It is an adaptation of the 1897 novel Phroso: A Romance by Anthony Hope.

Boden's Boy is a 1923 British romance film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, Chrissie White, and Francis Lister. It was based on a novel by Tom Gallon.

Simple Simon is a 1922 British romance film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, Chrissie White and Mary Dibley. A cynical journalist attempts to seclude a naive monk, but he is rescued by a beautiful village girl.

The Failure is a 1917 British silent crime film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, Chrissie White and Lionelle Howard.

Towards the Light is a 1918 British silent drama film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, Chrissie White and A.V. Bramble.

The Poet's Windfall is a 1918 British silent drama film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, John MacAndrews, and Chrissie White.

The World of Wonderful Reality is a 1924 British silent romance film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, Chrissie White, and James Lindsay. It was based on a story by E. Temple Thurston.

The Bargain is a 1921 British silent crime film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, Chrissie White and Rex McDougall. It was based on a play by Edward Irwin.

Broken in the Wars is a 1919 British silent drama film directed by Cecil Hepworth and starring Henry Edwards, Chrissie White and Alma Taylor. The Pensions Minister John Hodge appeared in the film to promote the King's Fund, which supported recently demobilised ex-servicemen. The fund had been criticized by veterans' organisations on the grounds that it was a government backed charity providing relief that should have been provided by the state. The film attempts to assure audiences that the King's Fund is not a charity. A cobbler returning from the First World War is persuaded by his aristocratic former employer and the Pensions Minister to receive a grant that will enable him to open his own shop. It was made by Hepworth Picture Plays. The film is available to view online in the UK via the BFI Player

Hepworth Picture Plays was a British film production company active during the silent era. Founded in 1897 by the cinema pioneer Cecil Hepworth, it was based at Walton Studios west of London.

Tit for Tat is a 1921 British silent comedy film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, Chrissie White and Eileen Dennes.

The Naked Man is a 1923 British silent comedy film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Henry Edwards, Chrissie White and James Carew.

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  1. BFI.org