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The Lyons Mail (1916 film)

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Country  United Kingdom
Director  Fred Paul
The Lyons Mail (1916 film) Flickriver Photoset The Lyons Mail film1931 by Webrarian
Language  Silent film English intertitles
Release date  December 1916 (1916-12)
Based on  The Courier of Lyons  by Charles Reade
Writer  Benedict James (scenario), Charles Reade (play)

The Lyons Mail is a 1916 British silent film based on the 1854 play The Courier of Lyons by Charles Reade, a very popular stage work of the Victorian era. A respectable French gentleman is mistaken for his doppelganger, a notorious highwaymen.

It was made by the Ideal Film Company, one of the leading British silent film studios. It should not be confused with a later sound version The Lyons Mail released in 1931 by Twickenham Studios. It was released in the United States in 1919.

Cast

  • H.B. Irving as Lesurques / Dubosc
  • Nancy Price as Janette
  • Harry Welchman as Andre
  • James Lindsay as Courriot
  • Tom Reynolds as Founiard
  • Windham Guise as Choppard
  • Nelson J. Ramsay as Durochat
  • Violet Campbell as Julie
  • Alfred Brydone as Jerome Lesurques
  • Charles Vane
  • Teddy Arundell
  • References

    The Lyons Mail (1916 film) Wikipedia
    The Lyons Mail (1916 film) IMDb


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