|The Live Wire|
|Directed by||Herbert Brenon|
|Produced by||Herbert Wynne|
|Written by|| Stafford Dickens |
Leslie Howard Gordon
|Starring|| Jean Gillie |
|Distributed by||British Lion Film Corporation|
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It was made at Beaconsfield Studios.
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