The Old Man (1931 film)

The Old Man is a 1931 British mystery film directed by Manning Haynes and starring Maisie Gay, Anne Grey and Lester Matthews. It is based on the play of the same name by Edgar Wallace, with several actors reprising their roles. The film marked the screen debut of Scottish actor Finlay Currie.[1]

The Old Man
Directed byManning Haynes
Produced byS.W. Smith
Written byEdgar Wallace
Based onThe Old Man
by Edgar Wallace
StarringMaisie Gay
Anne Grey
Lester Matthews
CinematographyAlex Bryce
Distributed byBritish Lion Film Corporation
Release date
31 December 1931
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was shot at Beaconsfield Studios with sets designed by the art director Norman G. Arnold.



  1. Alan Goble The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film 1999 p. 488


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