|Born||2 June 1906|
|Died||10 February 1996|
|Years active||1933-1970 (film & TV)|
Cedric Dawe (1906–1996) was a British art director. He worked on the set design of over sixty films during his career, spending many years working for ABPC at the company's Elstree and Welwyn Studios. He was praised for his realistic designs for Lance Comfort's 1947 film noir Temptation Harbour .Towards the end of his career he also worked in television, as art director on series such as Colonel March of Scotland Yard , Department S and The Saint .
While under employment at Elstree in the 1930s, he along with Duncan Sutherland and Peter Proud worked under the direction of Clarence Elder.
Alfred Junge was a German-born production designer who spent a large part of his career working in the British film industry.
Wylie Watson was a British actor. Among his best-known roles were those of "Mr Memory", an amazing man who commits "50 new facts to his memory every day" in Alfred Hitchcock's film The 39 Steps (1935), and wily storekeeper Joseph Macroon in the Ealing comedy Whisky Galore! (1949). He emigrated to Australia in 1952, and made his final film appearance there in The Sundowners (1960).
Alex Vetchinsky (1904-1980) was a BAFTA nominated British film art director and production designer. He worked on more than a hundred productions during a career that lasted between 1928 and 1974. Vetchinsky was employed for many years at Gainsborough Pictures. He later worked frequently for Rank, including on several Carry On films.
Lance Comfort was an English film director and producer born in Harrow, Middlesex.
Temptation Harbour is a British black and white crime/drama film directed by Lance Comfort, released in 1947 based on the novel Newhaven-Dieppe by Georges Simenon. The film was made at Welwyn Studios with sets designed by the art director Cedric Dawe.
Louis Levy was an English film composer and music director, who worked in particular on Alfred Hitchcock and Will Hay films. He was born in London and died in Slough, Berkshire.
Freedom of the Seas is a 1934 British comedy war film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Clifford Mollison, Wendy Barrie and Zelma O'Neal. It was adapted by Roger Burford from the West End play of the same name by Walter C. Hackett.
Penn of Pennsylvania is a 1941 British historical drama film directed by Lance Comfort and starring Deborah Kerr, Clifford Evans, Dennis Arundell, Henry Oscar, Herbet Lomas and Edward Rigby. The film depicts the life of the Quaker founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn. It is also known by the alternative title Courageous Mr. Penn.
Doctor's Orders is a 1934 British comedy film directed by by Norman Lee and starring Leslie Fuller, John Mills Marguerite Allan. It was produced by British International Pictures at the company's Elstree Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art director Cedric Dawe.
Brock Williams was a prolific English screenwriter with over 100 films to his credit between 1930 and 1962. He also had a brief directorial career, and later also worked in television.
Walter Charles Mycroft was a British novelist, screenwriter, film producer and director. In the 1920s he was film critic of the London Evening Standard, and a founder of the London Film Society, before joining the film industry.
Mimi is a 1935 British romance film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Gertrude Lawrence and Diana Napier. Set in nineteenth century Paris, the screenplay concerns a composer who becomes inspired by a young woman he encounters. The film is based on the 1851 novel La Vie de Bohème by Henri Murger.
Peter Proud was a British film art director. He made a major contribution to wartime camouflage and deception operations in the Western Desert, especially in the siege of Tobruk.
Paul Merzbach (1888–1943) was an Austrian screenwriter and film director. Merzbach worked in the Austrian and Germany film industries during the early stages of his career. He worked initially on scripts, but in 1924 he directed his first film. During the late 1920s, Merzbach worked in Sweden before returning to Germany.
Norman G. Arnold was a British art director who designed the sets for over a hundred and twenty films.
Edward B. Jarvis was a British film editor who worked on over fifty productions during his career including Meet Me at Dawn (1947). He spent much of his career working for ABPC at Elstree Studios.
Andrew Mazzei (1887–1975) was a French-born British art director who designed the sets for more than sixty films during his career. Mazzei began his career in the late 1920s during the silent era including on the futuristic High Treason. By the 1930s he was working for Gainsborough Pictures, designing backdrops for the critically acclaimed train-set thriller Rome Express in 1932.
The Student's Romance is a 1935 British musical film directed by Otto Kanturek and starring Grete Natzler, Patric Knowles and Carol Goodner. It was based on the musical I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg, and was part of a trend of operetta films of the mid-1930s. It was made by British International Pictures at Elstree Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Cedric Dawe and Clarence Elder.
Kennedy Russell Born was a British composer of film scores. He was employed by British National Films during the Second World War.
Leslie Lesser Landau was a British director, film producer, screenwriter, screenplay editor and playwright. He also served as the news editor of British Movietone News from 1929 to 1935.
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