A Pit Boy's Romance

A Pit Boy's Romance is a 1917 British silent drama film directed by A.E. Coleby and Arthur Rooke and starring Jimmy Wilde, Tommy Noble and Arthur Rooke.[1] The film ends with the villain's protégé losing a boxing match to the hero, a plot similar to that of Coleby's film of the previous year Kent, the Fighting Man.[2]

A Pit-boy's Romance
Directed byA.E. Coleby
Arthur Rooke
Written byA.E. Coleby
Arthur Rooke
StarringJimmy Wilde
Tommy Noble
A.E. Coleby
Arthur Rooke
Release date
  • 1917 (1917)
CountryUnited Kingdom


  1. "A Pit Boy's Romance (1917) | BFI". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  2. Low p.181


  • Low, Rachael. The History of British Film: Volume III, 1914-1918. Routledge, 2001.

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