The Lyons Mail (1916 film)

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The Lyons Mail
Directed by Fred Paul
Produced by Ideal Film Company
Screenplay by Benedict James
Based on The Courier of Lyons
by Charles Reade
Starring H.B. Irving
Nancy Price
Harry Welchman
James Lindsay
Release date
  • December 1916 (1916-12)
Country United Kingdom
Language Silent film
English intertitles

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.


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