John Philip Baxter
|Born||31 December 1896|
|Died||21 January 1975 78) (aged|
John Philip Baxter (31 December 1896 – 21 January 1975) was a British filmmaker active from the 1930s to the late-1950s. During that time, he produced, wrote, or directed several films. He directed Deborah Kerr in her first leading role in Love on the Dole (1941), and was the producer-director for the musical-comedy films of Flanagan and Allen during World War II.
Baxter was born on 31 December 1896 in Kent.He worked as a theatrical agent and theater manager. He became an assistant director in 1932. He formed his own production company with his friend John Barter. He also acted in several films produced by Lance Comfort.
Baxter played a major role in the foundation of National Film Finance Corporation in 1948.He also directed and produced Judgment Deferred (1952) which was the first film of Group 3, a British government backed production venture. His last film as a director was Ramsbottom Rides Again (1956) which featured Arthur Askey.
Baxter died in London in 1975.
|Song of the Plough|
|Lest We Forget|
|Music Hall||Also writer|
|Say It with Flowers||Also writer|
|A Real Bloke|
|The Small Man|
|1936||Men of Yesterday|
|Birds of a Feather|
|Hearts of Humanity|
|1937||The Song of the Road|
|The Academy Decides|
|What Would You Do, Chums?|
|1940||Old Mother Riley in Society|
|Laugh It Off|
|Love on the Dole|
|1941||The Common Touch|
|Old Mother Riley's Ghosts|
|Old Mother Riley in Business|
|1942||We'll Smile Again|
|Let the People Sing||Also writer|
|1946||Here Comes the Sun|
|The Grand Escapade|
|When You Come Home|
|1949||Three Bags Full|
|1950||The Dragon of Pendragon Castle|
|The Second Mate|
|1953||The Last Load|
|1956||Ramsbottom Rides Again||Also writer|
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