The Plaything

The Plaything is a 1929 British romance film directed by Castleton Knight and starring Estelle Brody, Heather Thatcher and Nigel Barrie. The film was a mixture of silent and sound film as it was released during the transition period following Blackmail. It was based on the play Life Is Pretty Much the Same by Arthur Jarvis Black. It was made by British International Pictures at Elstree Studios.

The Plaything
Directed byCastleton Knight
Written byArthur Jarvis Black (play)
Violet E. Powell
StarringEstelle Brody
Heather Thatcher
Nigel Barrie
Marguerite Allan
Music byHubert Bath
CinematographyJames E. Rogers
Distributed byWardour Films
Release date
30 September 1929
Running time
5,873 feet[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom



  1. Low p.428


  • Low, Rachel. The History of British Film: Volume IV, 1918–1929. Routledge, 1997.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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