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|Died||1977 (aged 80 or 81)|
|Years active||1933 – 1954|
John Harlow (19 August 1896 – 1977) was an English film director, active from the 1930s to the 1950s. Harlow worked for smaller studios, mainly in crime/thriller genre potboilers, with his better known films including Candles at Nine (1944), the Sexton Blake thrillers Meet Sexton Blake and The Echo Murders (both 1945), Appointment with Crime (1946) and the 1947 reincarnation drama While I Live . He also directed two late entries in the popular, if critically unappreciated, Old Mother Riley series.
William Washington Beaudine was an American film actor and director. He was one of Hollywood's most prolific directors, turning out films in remarkable numbers and in a wide variety of genres.
David Farrar was an English stage and film actor.
George King was an English actors' agent, film director, producer and screenplay writer. He is associated with the production of quota quickies. He helmed several of Tod Slaughter's melodramas, including 1936's The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Greta Gynt was a Norwegian singer, dancer and actress. She is remembered for her starring roles in the British classic films The Dark Eyes of London, Mr. Emmanuel, Take My Life, Dear Murderer and The Ringer.
George Edwin Eldredge was an American actor who appeared in over 180 movies during a career that stretched from the 1930s to the early 1960s. He also had a prolific television career during the 1950s. He was the older brother of actor John Dornin Eldredge.
Charles Victor was a British actor who appeared in many film and television roles between 1931 and 1965. He was born Charles Victor Harvey.
The Echo Murders is a 1945 British thriller film directed by John Harlow and starring David Farrar and Dennis Price. It was one of two films directed by John Harlow in which David Farrar played Sexton Blake, the other being Meet Sexton Blake (1945).
Meet Sexton Blake! is a 1945 British supporting feature drama film directed by John Harlow and starring David Farrar, Manning Whiley, Dennis Arundell, and John Varley. It was one of two films in which David Farrar played Sexton Blake, the other being The Echo Murders (1945), both directed by John Harlow. Important documents are stolen from a dead man during an air raid, and the War Office call in Sexton Blake to investigate.
Harold Elliott Makeham was an English film and television actor.
Rhodri Henry "Roddy" Hughes was a Welsh theatre, film and television actor, who appeared in over 80 films between 1932 and 1961.
Cyril Edward Bruce-Smith was a Scottish actor who began his career as a child in 1900 and went on to appear in numerous stage plays as well as over 100 films between 1914 and his death almost 50 years later. The son of Frederick and Elsa Smith; his mother travelled with him on his engagements during his boyhood.
John Rylett Salew was an English stage film and TV actor. Salew made the transition from stage to films in 1939, and according to Allmovie, "the manpower shortage during WWII enabled the stout, balding Salew to play larger and more important roles than would have been his lot in other circumstances. He usually played suspicious-looking characters, often Germanic in origin." His screen roles included William Shakespeare in the comic fantasy Time Flies (1944), Grimstone in the Gothic melodrama Uncle Silas (1947), and the librarian in the supernatural thriller Night of the Demon (1957). He played Colonel Wentzel in the Adventures of William Tell "The Shrew" episode (1958). John Salew was active into the TV era, playing the sort of character parts that John McGiver played in the US
Johnnie William Schofield was a British actor, known for The Middle Watch (1948), Tawny Pipit (1944) and Melody of My Heart (1936).
James Knight was a British actor. Starting as a wrestler, he became a leading man in British silent films, and later a character actor in smaller film roles.
James Wilson was a British cinematographer.
Elsie Wagstaff was an English actress. Educated at the Guildhall School of Music, her stage work began in the chorus in 1919, and one of her first leading roles was as Sadie Thompson in an adaptation of Somerset Maugham's Rain. In 1928, she appeared on Broadway in John Van Druten's Diversion, and in Arnold Ridley and Bernard Merivale's The Wrecker. She also worked sporadically in films, and with some regularity on television.
Benjamin Percy Williams was a British character actor from the 1930s to the late 1950s. During his career he appeared in 137 films. In 1954 Williams acted in the BBC Radio play Under Milk Wood that won the Prix Italia award for radio drama that year.
Wilfred Arnold (1903–1970), also known as C. Wilfred Arnold, was a British art director. He was prolific contributor to British films, designing the sets for more than a hundred. His brother Norman Arnold was also an art director.