The American Prisoner (film)

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The American Prisoner
Directed by Thomas Bentley
Written by Eden Phillpotts (novel)
Eliot Stannard
Garnett Weston
Starring Carl Brisson
Madeleine Carroll
Cecil Barry
Carl Harbord
Cinematography René Guissart
Edited by Sam Simmonds
Music by John Reynders
Jules Sylvain
Distributed by Wardour Films
Release date
18 September 1929
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The American Prisoner is a 1929 British drama film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Carl Brisson, Madeleine Carroll and Cecil Barry. [1] It was adapted from the 1904 novel The American Prisoner by Eden Phillpotts. It was originally conceived as a silent film, but was converted into a Talkie in line with widespread practice at British International Pictures during 1928–1929. [2]



An American sailor imprisoned on Dartmoor during the American War of Independence manages to escape and fall in love with a local Squire's daughter.


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  1. The American Prisoner British Film Institute. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  2. Low p.117