The Bondman (1929 film)

The Bondman is a 1929 British silent adventure directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Norman Kerry, Frances Cuyler and Donald Macardle.[2] It was based on a novel The Bondman by Hall Caine.

The Bondman
Directed byHerbert Wilcox
Produced byHerbert Wilcox
Written byHall Caine (novel)
T.A. Innes
StarringNorman Kerry
Donald Macardle
Henry Vibart
Music byMax Steiner[1]
CinematographyFreddie Young
Distributed byWoolf & Freedman Film Service
Release date
  • 21 May 1929 (1929-05-21) (US)
CountryUnited Kingdom
English Intertitles

The film was made at Cricklewood Studios.[3] Because it was made as a silent film at a time when sound film was taking over it was only able to secure release as a second feature.[4]

Hall Caine enjoyed the final movie.[5]



  1. "Max Steiner: Film Scores". Songwriter Hall of Fame. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  2. "The Bondman (1929)". Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  3. Wood p.65
  4. Chibnall p.7
  5. "SATURDAY, 30th NOVEMBER". The South-western News. XXV, (2138). Western Australia. 29 November 1929. p. 2. Retrieved 19 August 2017 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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