The Heroine of Mons

The Heroine of Mons is a 1914 British silent war film directed by Wilfred Noy (the maternal uncle of Leslie Howard[1]) and starring Dorothy Bellew, Leslie Howard[2] and Bert Wynne. The film marked the screen debut of Howard, who went on to be leading star of British and Hollywood cinema.[3] The film was made during the opening weeks of the First World War, and refers to the Battle of Mons.

The Heroine of Mons
Directed byWilfred Noy
StarringDorothy Bellew
Leslie Howard
Bert Wynne
Clarendon Films
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
October 1914
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles



  1. Eforgan, Estel. Leslie Howard: The Lost Actor. London: Vallentine Mitchell Publishers, 2010. ISBN 978-0-85303-941-9.
  2. Estel Eforgan states in her book, Leslie Howard: The Lost Actor, that Howard's uncle managed to wrangle Howard into a crowd scene, this before Howard joined the military.
  3. Cochrane p.97


  • Cochrane, Claire. Twentieth-Century British Theatre: Industry, Art and Empire. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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