|Paddy the Next Best Thing|
|Directed by||Graham Cutts|
|Written by|| Wilfred Noy |
|Based on|| Paddy the Next Best Thing |
by Gertrude Page
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Starring|| Mae Marsh |
|Distributed by||Graham-Wilcox Productions (UK) |
United Artists (US)
|January 1923 (UK)|
2 June 1923 (US)
|7,200 feet |
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
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It is believed to be a lost film. 
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