The Wonderful Story (1922 film)

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The Wonderful Story
Directed by Graham Cutts
Produced by Herbert Wilcox
Written by Patrick L. Mannock
Based on Novel by I.A.R. Wylie
Starring Lillian Hall-Davis
Herbert Langley
Olaf Hytten
Graham-Wilcox Productions
Distributed by Astra-National
Release date
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £1,400[1]

The Wonderful Story is a 1922 British drama film directed by Graham Cutts and starring Lillian Hall-Davis, Herbert Langley and Olaf Hytten.[2]

It was based on the novel The Wonderful Story by I. A. R. Wylie.


The fiancée of a farmer falls in love with his brother.


Herbert Wilcox had a lot of success distributing a British film, A Peep Behind the Scenes (1919) and decided to produce a British film himself. He raised £1,400 and picked The Wonderful Story because he believed as it was homely and had few characters it would be suited for the cinema.[3] The film was made on budget of £1,400 and Wilcox sold the rights to it for £4,000. Despite being acclaimed by the critics it was considered a failure at the box office.[4]



  1. ^ Wilcox p 51
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  3. ^ Low p.133
  4. ^ Low p.133
  5. ^ "Film Flashes". The National Advocate. New South Wales. 17 February 1925. p. 1. Retrieved 27 August 2017 – via National Library of Australia.


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

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