The Flag Lieutenant (1926 film)

The Flag Lieutenant is a 1926 British war film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Henry Edwards, Lilian Oldland and Dorothy Seacombe.[1] It is based on the play The Flag Lieutenant by W.P. Drury. Its sets were designed by the art director Andrew Mazzei. The film proved to be one of the hits of the year at the British box office.[2]

The Flag Lieutenant
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Produced byNorman Walker
Written byW.P. Drury (play)
Patrick L. Mannock
Leo Tover (play)
StarringHenry Edwards
Lilian Oldland
Dorothy Seacombe
CinematographyWilliam Shenton
Distributed byAstra-National
Release date
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles


In 1927 Edwards starred in a sequel The Further Adventures of the Flag Lieutenant. The play was adapted into a film again in 1932, also starring Edwards.




  • Richards, Jeffrey (ed.). The Unknown 1930s: An Alternative History of the British Cinema, 1929- 1939. I.B. Tauris & Co, 1998.
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