The House of the Arrow (1930 film)

The House of the Arrow is a 1930 British mystery film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Dennis Neilson-Terry, Benita Hume and Richard Cooper.[1] It was based on the book, The House of the Arrow, and its subsequent stage play adaptation by A.E.W. Mason, part of his Inspector Hanaud series.[2] It was one of four film adaptations of the story. It was made at Twickenham Studios.[3] A quota quickie, it was distributed by the American company Warner Brothers.[4] A separate French-language version La Maison de la Fléche was also produced at Twickenham directed by Henri Fescourt.

The House of the Arrow
Directed byLeslie S. Hiscott
Produced byHenry Edwards
Julius Hagen
Written byA.E.W. Mason (play)
Cyril Twyford
StarringDennis Neilson-Terry
Benita Hume
Richard Cooper
Julius Hagen Productions
Distributed byWarner Brothers
Release date
March 1930
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

A follow up film At the Villa Rose was made in 1930 with the same director. Austin Trevor replaced Terry as Inspector Hanaud.[5]



  1. "The House of the Arrow (1930)". IMDb. 1 March 1930.
  2. "The House of the Arrow (1930)". BFI.
  3. Wood p.69
  4. Chibnall p.259
  5. "At the Villa Rose (1930)". BFI.


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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