|Directed by||W.P. Kellino|
|Produced by|| Maurice Elvey |
|Written by|| L'Estrange Fawcett |
|Starring|| John Stuart |
|Cinematography||Gaetano di Ventimiglia|
|Distributed by|| Gaumont British Distributors (UK) |
Smashing Through is a 1929 British silent adventure film directed by W.P. Kellino and starring John Stuart, Eve Gray and Hayford Hobbs. It was made at Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush.
High Treason is a 1929 film based on a play by Noel Pemberton Billing. It was directed by Maurice Elvey, and stars James Carew, Humberstone Wright, Benita Hume, Henry Vibart, Hayford Hobbs, Irene Rooke, and Jameson Thomas. Raymond Massey makes his first screen appearance in a small role. The sound film was presented in a London trade show on 9 August 1929, then went into UK general release in silent and sound versions on 9 September 1929. The sound version was released in the US by Tiffany Productions in a heavily-cut version on 13 March 1930. The silent version and a trailer for the sound version are preserved and held by the British Film Institute; the only known surviving original copy of the sound version is a lavender fine grain of the American release version held in the collection of Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association (AMIPA), which has been recently restored by the Library of Congress.
Hayford Hobbs was a leading British film actor of the silent era and later became a film director. He was born in London, England, in 1891. He made his first screen appearance in the 1915 film The Third Generation and appeared in his last film High Treason in 1929. The following year he directed his first film, a documentary about London.
The Third Eye is a 1929 British silent crime film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Dorothy Seacombe and Hayford Hobbs. The screenplay concerns a financier's plot to rob banks.
Toni is a 1928 British thriller film directed by Arthur Maude and starring Jack Buchanan, Dorothy Boyd and Forrester Harvey. It was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures and based on a play by Dion Titheradge.
Sailors Don't Care is a 1928 British silent comedy film directed by W.P. Kellino and starring Estelle Brody, John Stuart and Alf Goddard. It is based on a novel by Austin Small.
One of the Best is a 1927 British silent historical drama film directed by T. Hayes Hunter and starring Carlyle Blackwell, Walter Byron and Eve Gray. It was based on a play by Seymour Hicks. Film historian Rachael Low described it as an "unsophisticated costume drama". The 'drumming out' scene of Lieutenant Keppel was filmed at Hounslow Barracks using the officers and men of the Royal Fusiliers wearing 1820s uniforms.
The Ever Open Door is a 1920 British silent drama film directed by Fred Goodwins and starring Hayford Hobbs, Daphne Glenne and Margaret Hope. It was based on the play The Ever Open Door by George R. Sims, a leading Victorian writer of stage melodramas. It was one of a number of Sim's plays to be adapted for cinema during the Silent era.
The Devil's Maze is a 1929 British drama film directed by Gareth Gundrey and starring Renee Clama, Trilby Clark and Ian Fleming. The film was made at the Lime Grove Studios and was released in both sound and silent versions. It was based on the play Some Fools by G.R. Malloch.
The Flight Commander is a 1927 British silent war film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Alan Cobham, Estelle Brody and John Stuart. It was made by British Gaumont at their Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush. The celebrated First World War pilot Alan Cobham appeared as himself. It is also known by the alternative title of With Cobham to the Cape.
Mademoiselle Parley Voo is a 1928 British silent drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Estelle Brody, John Stuart and Alf Goddard. It was made as a sequel to Elvey's earlier hit Mademoiselle from Armentieres (1926), and was equally successful. Both films refer to the popular First World War song Mademoiselle from Armentières. It was made at Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush.
Castles in Spain is a 1920 British silent drama film directed by Horace Lisle Lucoque and starring C. Aubrey Smith, Lilian Braithwaite and Hayford Hobbs. It was based on the novel Castles in Spain by Ruby M. Ayres. It was made at Kew Studios in London. A man retires to a country village, where he meets the woman of his dreams. However, he soon discovers that his nephew has also fallen in love with her.
A Bachelor Husband is a 1920 British silent romance film directed by Kenelm Foss and starring Lyn Harding, Renee Mayer and Hayford Hobbs. It was based on a story by Ruby M. Ayres, originally published in the Daily Mirror.
The Breed of the Treshams is a 1920 British silent adventure film directed by Kenelm Foss and starring Mary Odette, Hayford Hobbs and A.B. Imeson. During the English Civil War, the Royalists uncover a Roundhead spy.
Not Guilty is a 1919 British silent comedy crime film directed by Arrigo Bocchi and starring Kenelm Foss, Charles Vane and Hayford Hobbs. The screenplay concerns a barrister who takes on his own case when he has to defend himself in court for tricking a millionaire out of money for a good cause.
The Polar Star is a 1919 British silent mystery film directed by Arrigo Bocchi and starring Manora Thew, Hayford Hobbs and Peggy Patterson. The screenplay concerns a London soliciter who is killed in mysterious circumstances in Italy.
The Man and the Moment is a 1918 British silent drama film directed by Arrigo Bocchi and starring Manora Thew, Hayford Hobbs and Charles Vane. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Elinor Glyn.
When It Was Dark is a lost 1919 British silent drama film directed by Arrigo Bocchi and starring Manora Thew, Hayford Hobbs and George Butler. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same title by Guy Thorne.
Whosoever Shall Offend is a 1919 British silent crime film directed by Arrigo Bocchi and starring Kenelm Foss, Mary Odette and Mary Marsh Allen. The screenplay concerns a man murders his wife in Italy and then tries to marry a wealthy women.
Splendid Folly is a 1919 British silent romance film directed by Arrigo Bocchi and starring Manora Thew, Hayford Hobbs and Evelyn Harding. The film is set in Naples and was shot on location in Italy, and at Catford Studios in London. It is based on a novel by Margaret Pedlar.
Fettered is a 1919 British silent drama film directed by Arrigo Bocchi and starring Manora Thew, Hayford Hobbs and Fred Morgan. The film is based on a novel by Joan Sutherland.
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