The Man Who Changed His Name (1934 film)

The Man Who Changed His Name is a 1934 British crime film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Lyn Harding, Betty Stockfeld and Leslie Perrins. It was based on the play The Man Who Changed His Name by Edgar Wallace. It was made as a quota quickie at Twickenham Studios.[1] The film's art direction was by James A. Carter.

The Man Who Changed His Name
Directed byHenry Edwards
Produced byJulius Hagen
Written byEdgar Wallace (play)
Harry Fowler Mear
StarringLyn Harding
Betty Stockfeld
Leslie Perrins
Music byW.L. Trytel
CinematographySydney Blythe
Edited byMichael C. Chorlton
Real Art Productions
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
March 1934
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A man appears to be being tricked out of a valuable piece of land in Canada which contains lucrative gold deposits by his wife's lover. Both the potential villains begin to have second thoughts when gradually come to suspect that their intended victim, having since changed his name, is in fact a notorious killer from Canada. Eventually it transpires he was not the murderer, but is only using it as a trick to push his wife and her lover to reveal their deception out of fear.



  1. Chibnall p.279


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.

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