The Flag Lieutenant (1932 film)

The Flag Lieutenant is a 1932 British war film based on the play by William Price Drury and directed by and starring Henry Edwards, Anna Neagle, Joyce Bland, and Peter Gawthorne. The film's plot involves a lieutenant who is wrongly accused of cowardice.[1]

The Flag Lieutenant
Directed byHenry Edwards
Produced byHerbert Wilcox
Written byLeo Tover (play)
W.P. Drury (play)
Joan Morgan
StarringHenry Edwards
Anna Neagle
Joyce Bland
Peter Gawthorne
Music byHarris Weston
CinematographyStanley Rodwell
Edited byMichael Hankinson
Distributed byWoolf and Freedman
Release date
12 October 1932
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The film was made at Elstree Studios. It is based on the play of the same title which had previous been adapted into films in 1919 and 1927. The film provided an early leading role for Neagle, who was under contract to the producer Herbert Wilcox and would later become his wife.




  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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