|Paddy the Next Best Thing|
|Directed by||Graham Cutts|
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Written by|| Gertrude Page (novel) |
|Starring|| Mae Marsh |
|Distributed by||Graham-Wilcox Productions (UK) |
United Artists (US)
|January 1923 (UK)|
2 June 1923 (US)
Paddy the Next Best Thing is a 1923 British silent romance film directed by Graham Cutts and starring Mae Marsh, Darby Foster and Lilian Douglas. It was based on the 1912 novel of the same title by Gertrude Page and a 1920 stage adaptation, which was later adapted into a 1933 American film. It was made at the Gainsborough Studios in Islington.American star Mae Marsh had been brought over from Hollywood to star in the company's previous film Flames of Passion and stayed on to make this film.
It is believed to be a lost film.
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