A Couple of Down and Outs

A Couple of Down and Outs is a 1923 British silent drama film directed by Walter Summers and starring Edna Best, Rex Davis and George Foley.

A Couple of Down and Outs
Directed byWalter Summers
Produced byG.B. Samuelson
Written byWalter Summers
StarringEdna Best
Rex Davis
George Foley
Napoleon Films
Distributed byNapoleon Films
Release date
November 1923
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles


It was made at Isleworth Studios.[1] The film sought to raise public sympathy for veterans of the First World War struggling in the years of peace as well as animals who had undergone war service. Summers, who had himself served during the conflict, made a number of films using the war as backdrop.


Danny Creath, an unemployed war veteran, is passing through the docks when sees his old horse 'Jack' being maltreated before it is shipped to Belgium to be turned into horsemeat. They had previously served together in the Royal Horse Artillery, both being wounded in action, and Creath decides to rescue him with the assistance of crowd of passers-by. Pursued by the police he takes shelter in a house where a young woman, reminded of her own brother who was killed during the war, helps him to escape.



  1. Harris p.67


  • Harris, Ed. Britain's Forgotten Film Factory: The Story of Isleworth Studios. Amberley Publishing, 2013.

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