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. 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.
|Directed by||Arthur Maude|
|Written by||Edgar Wallace (novel)|
|Distributed by||Ideal (UK)|
|28 August 1928|
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.