No. 5 John Street

No. 5 John Street is a 1921 British silent drama film directed by Kenelm Foss and starring Zena Dare and Mary Odette and Lionelle Howard.[1] It is based on a novel by Richard Whiteing. The screenplay concerns a soap-making heiress who disguises herself as a worker.

No. 5 John Street
Directed byKenelm Foss
Produced byH.W. Thompson
Written byRichard Whiteing (novel)
Kenelm Foss
StarringZena Dare
Mary Odette
Lionelle Howard
CinematographyFrank Canham
Edited byJohn Miller
Distributed byAstra Films
Release date
December 1921
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles

Plot summary

A soap-making heiress disguises herself as a worker and gets employment at her own family's factory to find out about ordinary conditions. However she comes under threat from an anarchist.



  1. Low p.418


  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film, 1918-1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.
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