The Ringer (1928 film)

The Ringer is a 1928 British silent crime film directed by Arthur Maude and starring Leslie Faber, Annette Benson and Hayford Hobbs.[1] It was based on the Edgar Wallace novel The Gaunt Stranger. Scotland Yard hunt for a dangerous criminal who has returned to Britain after many years away. A talkie version of The Ringer followed in 1931. [2]

The Ringer
Directed byArthur Maude
Written byEdgar Wallace (novel)
StarringLeslie Faber
Annette Benson
Lawson Butt
Nigel Barrie
Distributed byIdeal (UK)
Release date
28 August 1928
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles


Production notes

It was the American director Sidney Olcott who first developed the project to adapt Edgar Wallace's play to the cinema. He just signed a contract with British Lion. But after a few weeks, Olcott broke his contract and went to court. He wins his case.


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