Sorrell and Son (1927 film)

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Sorrell and Son
Directed by Herbert Brenon
Ray Lissner (assistant)
Produced by Joseph Schenck
Written by Elizabeth Meehan (adaptation)
Herbert Brenon (scenario)
Based on Sorrell and Son
by Warwick Deeping
Starring H. B. Warner
Anna Q. Nilsson
Norman Trevor
Nils Asther
Mary Nolan
Cinematography James Wong Howe
Edited by Marie Halvey
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • November 12, 1927 (1927-11-12) (New York City)
  • December 2, 1927 (1927-12-02) (U.S.)
Running time
10 reels; 9,000 feet
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Sorrell and Son is a 1927 American silent drama film released on December 2, 1927 and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director in the 1st Academy Awards the following year. The film was based on the novel of the same name by Warwick Deeping, Sorrell and Son, which became and remained a bestseller from its first publication in 1925 throughout the 1920s and 1930s.

The screenplay was adapted by Elizabeth Meehan. It was written and directed by Herbert Brenon. Filming took place in England.


The story has been remade twice, once in 1934 as Sorrell and Son with H.B. Warner repeating his role as Stephen Sorrell, and as a British television serial in 1984.

Preservation status[edit]

The 1927 version was considered a lost film for many years. However, in 2005, the Academy Film Archive premiered a partially restored print.[1]


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