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The American Prisoner (film)

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The American Prisoner
Directed byThomas Bentley
Written byEden Phillpotts (novel)
Eliot Stannard
Garnett Weston
StarringCarl Brisson
Madeleine Carroll
Cecil Barry
Carl Harbord
CinematographyRené Guissart
Edited bySam Simmonds
Music byJohn Reynders
Jules Sylvain
Distributed byWardour 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]

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See also


  1. ^ The American Prisoner British Film Institute. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  2. ^ Low p.117
  3. ^ Khomami, Nadia (2 October 2023). "Overlooked black actor may have been most prolific in early British cinema". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2 October 2023.


  • Low, Rachael. The History of the British Film 1929-1939: Film Making in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.

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