The Alley Cat (1929 film)

The Alley Cat is a 1929 British-German silent drama film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Mabel Poulton, Jack Trevor and Clifford McLaglen. The film was made as a co-production between the British company British & Foreign and the German Orplid-Film. Its German title was Nachtgestalten. The film was shot in Britain, partly on location in London.[1] It was based on a novel by Anthony Carlyle.

The Alley Cat
Directed byHans Steinhoff
Produced by
Written by
  • Anthony Carlyle (novel)
  • Iris North
CinematographyNicolas Farkas
  • British & Foreign
  • Orplid-Film
Distributed byMesstro-Orplid
Release date
  • 3 February 1929 (1929-02-03)
Running time
79 minutes
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom

Main cast


  1. Passerini, Labanyi & Diehl p. 53


  • Low, Rachael (1971). The History of the British Film, 1918–1929. London: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 978-0-04-791021-0.
  • Passerini, Luisa; Labanyi, Jo; Diehl, Karen, eds. (2012). Europe and Love in Cinema. Chicago: Intellect Books. ISBN 978-1-84150-672-2.
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