Shooting Stars (1927 film)

Shooting Stars is a 1927 British drama film directed by Anthony Asquith and A. V. Bramble and starring Annette Benson, Brian Aherne and Wally Patch.[1] The screenplay concerns a starlet who plots an escape to Hollywood.

Shooting Stars
Directed byAnthony Asquith
A. V. Bramble
Produced byHarry Bruce Woolfe
Written byAnthony Asquith
John Orton
StarringAnnette Benson
Brian Aherne
Donald Calthrop
Wally Patch
CinematographyHenry Harris
Stanley Rodwell
Distributed byNew Era Films
Release date
10 June 1928 (US)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


At Zenith Studios, a starlet plots an escape to Hollywood with her lover and the murder of her superfluous husband.



It was Asquith's first film as a director. It was made at Cricklewood Studios in North London for British Instructional Films. The novelisation of the film was written by the popular novelist E. Charles Vivian.[2]


Shooting Stars was restored in 2015 by the British Film Institute with a new score by John Altman. The new print premiered as the Archive Gala of the 2015 London Film Festival.


  2. Shooting Stars. From the film by Anthony Asquith. Adaptation by E. C. Vivian. Hurst & Blackett, London, 1928.

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