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Shell 43

Shell 43
Directed byReginald Barker
Screenplay byC. Gardner Sullivan
Story byEdward Sloman
Produced byThomas H. Ince
StarringH.B. Warner
Enid Markey
John Gilbert
Distributed byTriangle Film
Release date
  • August 13, 1916 (1916-08-13) (United States)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguagesSilent film
English intertitles

Shell 43 is a 1916 American war film written by C. Gardner Sullivan, from a story by Edward Sloman, and starring H.B. Warner, Enid Markey, and John Gilbert.[2][3]


An English spy (played by H.B. Warner) works behind German lines during World War I. He saves the life of a German officer and is killed in a German trench by an Allied shell.[4]


With no prints of Shell 43 located in any film archives, it is considered a lost film.[5]


  1. ^ Golden, Eve (2013-04-12). John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars. University Press of Kentucky. p. 274. ISBN 978-0-8131-4163-3.
  2. ^ "European War Furnishes theme for Photoplay on Local Screen: New Scenario by C. Gardner Sullivan Features H. B. Warner as Star". Spokane Chronicle. August 26, 1916. p. 10 – via
  3. ^ ""Shell 43" and "Gloria" Today". The Bulletin (Pomona, California). December 1, 1916. p. 8 – via
  4. ^ Shell 43 at
  5. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Shell 43
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