Paddy the Next Best Thing (1923 film)

Paddy the Next Best Thing is a 1923 British silent romance film directed by Graham Cutts and starring Mae Marsh, Darby Foster and Lilian Douglas. It was based on the 1912 novel of the same title by Gertrude Page and a 1920 stage adaptation, which was later adapted into a 1933 American film. It was made at the Gainsborough Studios in Islington.[2] American star Mae Marsh had been brought over from Hollywood to star in the company's previous film Flames of Passion and stayed on to make this film.

Paddy the Next Best Thing
Directed byGraham Cutts
Produced byHerbert Wilcox
Written byGertrude Page (novel)
Wilfred Noy
Herbert Wilcox
Eliot Stannard
StarringMae Marsh
Darby Foster
Lilian Douglas
CinematographyRené Guissart
Distributed byGraham-Wilcox Productions (UK)
United Artists (US)
Release date
January 1923 (UK)
2 June 1923 (US)
Running time
7,200 feet[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom

It is believed to be a lost film.[3]


See also


  1. Low p.424
  2. Low p.133
  3. "Paddy the Next Best Thing". Retrieved 6 March 2013.


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

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