Tilly of Bloomsbury (1921 film)

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Tilly of Bloomsbury
Directed by Rex Wilson
Written by Ian Hay
Starring Edna Best
Tom Reynolds
Campbell Gullan
Release date
September 1921
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Tilly of Bloomsbury is a 1921 British silent comedy film directed by Rex Wilson and starring Edna Best, Tom Reynolds, Henry Kendall and Isabel Jeans. It is based on the play Tilly of Bloomsbury by Ian Hay, and was the first of three film adaptations. [1]



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