Flora Newton was a British film editor. Newton was employed by ABPC at their Elstree and Welwyn Studios. She was one of a growing number of women editors working in the British film industry at the time.
Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC), originally British International Pictures (BIP), was a British film production, distribution and exhibition company active from 1927 until 1970 when it was absorbed into EMI. ABPC also owned approximately 500 cinemas in Britain by 1943. The studio was partly owned by Warner Bros. from about 1940 until 1969; the American company also owned a stake in ABPC's distribution arm, Warner-Pathé, from 1958. It formed one half of a vertically integrated film industry duopoly in Britain with the Rank Organisation.
Elstree Studios is a generic term which can refer to several current and defunct British film studios and television studios based in or around the towns of Borehamwood and Elstree in Hertfordshire. Studios have been located there since film production began in the area during 1914.
Welwyn Studios was a British film studio located at Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, in Hertfordshire. The facility operated between 1928 and 1950.
Living Dangerously is a 1936 British drama film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Otto Kruger, Leonora Corbett and Francis Lister. It was made at Elstree Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art director Cedric Dawe. In New York City a successful doctor shoots dead a man who calls at his apartment one night, then explains to his friend the district attorney the reason: He and the dead man had run a medical practice in London which was broken up amidst charges of medical malpractice.
A Star Fell from Heaven is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Paul Merzbach and starring Joseph Schmidt, Florine McKinney and Billy Milton. It was made at Elstree Studios. It was a remake of the 1934 Austrian film of the same name which had also starred Schmidt.
The Dominant Sex is a 1937 British comedy film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Phillips Holmes, Diana Churchill and Romney Brent. The film was based on a play by Michael Egan. It was made by British International Pictures at its main Elstree Studios. The film's art direction was by Cedric Dawe.
Florence Davenport Rice was an American film actress.
Ellen Drew was an American film actress.
George Chandler was an American actor who starred in over 140 feature films, usually in smaller supporting roles, and he is perhaps best known for playing the character of Uncle Petrie Martin on the television series Lassie.
Frank Marion Thomas, was an American character actor of stage, screen and television fame. He and his wife, actress Mona Bruns, both lived to 100 years old. He died the day before her 90th birthday; she died 11 years later. Their son was Frankie Thomas.
Pierre Frank Watkin was an American character actor in many films, serials, and television series from the 1930s through the 1950s, especially westerns. He is perhaps best remembered for being the father of Eleanor Twitchell, the lady who captures Lou Gehrig's heart in Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Samuel Southey Hinds was an American actor and former lawyer. He was often cast as kindly authoritarian figures and appeared in over 200 films until his death.
Edwin Stanley, was an American film actor. He appeared in more than 230 films between 1916 and 1946. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and died in Hollywood, California.
Ernest Thurston Hall was an American film, stage and television actor.
John Grant Mitchell Jr. was an American stage actor on Broadway and mainly a character actor on film. He appeared on Broadway from 1902 to 1939 and appeared in more than 125 films between 1930 and 1948.
Antony Hamilton Holles was a British stage and film actor. Educated at Latymer School, Holles was on stage from 1916 in Charley's Aunt. He was the son of the actor William Holles (1867-1947) and his wife Nannie Goldman.
Fay Helm was an American film actress. Born in Bakersfield, California, she appeared in about 65 films between 1936 and 1946.
William M. Newell was an American film actor.
Paul Stanton was an American character actor and bit-part player in American films.
Kathleen Butler was a British screenwriter who worked on the scripts of over forty films. She also worked as assistant director on four films. Butler was part of a group of women given increasing control over the writing of scripts in British cinema of the time, writing The Temptress (1949) alone. She worked for much of her career for the production company Butcher's Film Service.
Alexander Younger Craig Craig, was a Scottish character actor, particularly known for his roles in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and National Velvet (1944). He was particularly known for portraying stereotypically tight-fisted Scotsmen.
Charles Cahill Wilson was an American character actor whose career began in the silent film era and extended into the late 1940s.
Robert Emmett Keane was an American actor of both the stage and screen. He was also known professionally by the names: Emmett Keane, Robert Keane, R. Emmett Keane, and Robert E. Keane.
Leyland Hodgson, also known as Leland Hodgson, was an English-born American character actor of the 1930s and 1940s. Born in London on 5 October 1892, Hodgson entered the theater in 1898. In his early 20s, Hodgson was part of a touring theater company, spending his time in the British areas of the Far East, before entering the stage in Australia. In 1930 he would move to the United States, where he would make his film debut in the Oscar-nominated film, The Case of Sergeant Grischa in 1930.
Fred Santley, also known variously as Freddie Santley, Fredric Santley, Frederick Santley, Frederic Santley, and Fredric M. Santley, was an American character actor of the silent and sound film eras, as well as an actor on the Broadway stage. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 20, 1887, as Frederic Mansfield, the son of Laurene Santley, and the stepson of stage actor Eugene Santley. He was the brother of filmmaker and stage actor Joseph Santley, both of whom adopted the surname of their stepfather as their stage name. He would make his acting debut in a 1907 short, Pony Express, and would continue to make shorts throughout the 1910s and 1920s. In addition, he would appear in numerous plays during this period, including more than a dozen Broadway productions.
John Sheehan was an American actor and vaudeville performer. After acting onstage and in vaudeville for several years, Sheehan began making films in 1914, starring in a number of short films. From 1914-16, he appeared in over 60 films, the vast majority of them film shorts.
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