Lost Patrol (1929 film)

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Lost Patrol
Directed by Walter Summers
Produced by Harry Bruce Woolfe
Written by Philip MacDonald (novel)
Walter Summers
Starring Cyril McLaglen
Sam Wilkinson
Terence Collier
Arthur B. Woods
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
February 1929
Running time
7,250 feet[1]
Country United Kingdom
Language Silent
English intertitles

Lost Patrol is a 1929 British silent war film directed by Walter Summers and starring Cyril McLaglen, Sam Wilkinson and Terence Collier.[2] The film was made at Welwyn Studios by British Instructional Films. It was based on the 1927 novel Patrol by Philip MacDonald. It was remade in 1934 by John Ford.


During the First World War, a hard-pressed British patrol in the deserts of Mesopotamia come under attack from the enemy. Gradually they are picked off one by one.


  • Cyril McLaglen as The Sergeant
  • Sam Wilkinson as Sanders
  • Terence Collier as Corporal Bell
  • Arthur B. Woods as Lieutenant Hawkins
  • Hamilton Keene as Morelli
  • Fred Dyer as Abelson
  • Charles Emerald as Hale
  • Andrew McMaster as Brown
  • James Watts as Cook
  • John Valentine as Mackay


  1. ^ Low p.402
  2. ^ The Lost Patrol (1929) at British Film Institute


  • Low, Rachel. The History of British Film: Volume IV, 1918–1929. Routledge, 1997.

External links[edit]

Lost Patrol at the Internet Movie Database