GenreRomance ScreenplayViolet E. Powell LanguageEnglish
WriterArthur Jarvis Black, Violet E. Powell Release date30 September 1929 Initial releaseSeptember 30, 1929 (United Kingdom) CastRay Milland (Ian), Heather Thatcher (Martyn Bennett), Estelle Brody (Joyce Bennett), Nigel Barrie (Wallace McKinnel), Marguerite Allan (Madeleine McKinnel) Similar moviesA Queen Is Crowned (1953)
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.