Quinneys (1927 film)

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Directed by Maurice Elvey
Produced by Gareth Gundrey
Written by Horace Annesley Vachell (play)
John Longden
Starring John Longden
Alma Taylor
Henry Vibart
Cyril McLaglen
Edited by Basil Emmott
Percy Strong
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors
Release date
  • December 1927 (1927-12)
Running time
8,600 feet[1]
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Quinneys is a 1927 British romance film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring John Longden, Alma Taylor and Henry Vibart.[2] It is an adaptation of the play Quinneys by Horace Annesley Vachell. David Lean worked on the film as a camera assistant.[3] It was made by Gaumont British at their Lime Grove Studios. The screenplay concerns a British furniture salesman who buys some chairs from an American dealer, only to discover that they are fakes.



  1. ^ Low p.433
  2. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/47568
  3. ^ Philips p.17


  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film, 1918-1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.
  • Philips, Gene D. Beyond the Epic: The Life & Films of David Lean. University Press of Kentucky, 2006.

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