The Guns of Loos

The Guns of Loos is a 1928 British silent war film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Henry Victor, Madeleine Carroll, and Bobby Howes.[1]

The Guns of Loos
Directed bySinclair Hill
Produced byOswald Mitchell
Written byReginald Fogwell
Leslie Howard Gordon
Joe Grossman
Sinclair Hill
StarringHenry Victor
Madeleine Carroll
Bobby Howes
Hermione Baddeley
CinematographyD.P. Cooper
Desmond Dickinson
Sidney Eaton
Edited byLeslie Brittain
Distributed byNew Era
Release date
9 February 1928
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A blind veteran of the First World War returns home to run his family's industrial empire.[2]


Production background

Carroll was selected for the role from 150 applicants to play her role.[3] It was her first film role and helped launch her career.


In 2011, sheet music for Richard Howgill's score, meant to be performed live as the film was projected, was rediscovered in Birmingham Central Library.[4]


  1. BFI Database entry
  2. Kelly p.29
  3. Wise & Baron p.232
  4. "Silent movie scores found at Birmingham central library". Birmingham City Council. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.


  • Kelly, Andrew (1998). Filming All Quiet on the Western Front. I.B. Tauris & Co.
  • Wise, James E. Jr.; Baron, Scott (2002). International Stars at War. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-965-4.

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