|The Labour Leader|
|Directed by||Thomas Bentley|
|Written by||Kenelm Foss|
|Distributed by||International Exclusives|
The Labour Leader is a 1917 British silent drama film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Fred Groves, Fay Compton and Owen Nares. The film was based on an original screenplay by Kenelm Foss.
After his friend impregnates a laundress, a socialist marries her while navigating his own rise to become a Labour Party Member of Parliament.
Virginia Lilian Emmeline Compton-Mackenzie, CBE, known professionally as Fay Compton, was an English actress. She appeared in several films, and made many broadcasts, but was best known for her stage performances. She was known for her versatility, and appeared in Shakespeare, drawing room comedy, pantomime, modern drama, and classics such as Ibsen and Chekhov. In addition to performing in Britain, Compton appeared several times in the US, and toured Australia and New Zealand in a variety of stage plays.
Owen Ramsay Nares was an English stage and film actor. Besides his acting career, he was the author of Myself, and Some Others (1925).
The Prime Minister is a British 1941 British historical drama film directed by Thorold Dickinson and starring John Gielgud, Diana Wynyard, Fay Compton and Stephen Murray.
The Marriage Business is a 1927 British silent comedy film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Estelle Brody, Owen Nares and Jack Rutherford. It is also known by the alternative title This Woman Business.
Royal Cavalcade, also known as Regal Cavalcade, is a 1935 British, black-and-white, drama film directed by six separate directors: Thomas Bentley, Herbert Brenon, Norman Lee, Walter Summers, W. P. Kellino and Marcel Varnel. The film features Marie Lohr, Hermione Baddeley, Owen Nares, Robert Hale, Austin Trevor, James Carew, Edward Chapman and Ronald Shiner as the Soldier in Trenches. The film was presented by Associated British Pictures Corporation.
Frail Women is a 1932 British drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Mary Newcomb, Owen Nares, Frank Pettingell and Herbert Lomas. In the years after World War I a Colonel marries his war-time mistress.
Robinson Crusoe is a 1927 British silent drama film produced and directed by M.A. Wetherell who also played the title role. The film also stars M.A. Wetherell, Fay Compton and Herbert Waithe. It is an adaptation of the 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The screenplay concerns a shipwrecked man stranded on a desert island. The film was made at Cricklewood Studios and Lime Grove Studios in London.
The Middle Watch is a 1930 British comedy film directed by Norman Walker and starring Owen Nares, Jacqueline Logan, Jack Raine and Dodo Watts. It was based on a play of the same title by Ian Hay. The film's sets were designed by John Mead.
Sunshine Susie is a 1931 British musical comedy film directed by Victor Saville and starring Renate Müller, Jack Hulbert, and Owen Nares. The film was shot at Islington Studios with sets designed by Alex Vetchinsky. It was based on a novel by István Szomaházy. An alternate German-language version The Private Secretary was made, also starring Renate Müller.
Discord is a 1933 British drama film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Owen Nares, Benita Hume and Harold Huth. Its plot involves a struggling composer who has to be supported financially by his wealthier wife. It was based on the play A Roof and Four Walls by E. Temple Thurston.
Zero is a 1928 British silent drama film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Stewart Rome, Fay Compton and Jeanne De Casalis. Based on the 1927 novel by H. Collinson Owen, it was made at Cricklewood Studios.
The Indian Love Lyrics is a 1923 British silent romantic drama film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Catherine Calvert, Owen Nares and Malvina Longfellow. It is based on the poem The Garden of Kama by Laurence Hope. The film's sets were designed by art director Walter Murton.
One Precious Year is a 1933 British drama film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Anne Grey, Basil Rathbone and Owen Nares. It was made at British and Dominion Elstree Studios by the British producer Herbert Wilcox for release by the British subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. The film's sets were designed by the art director C. Wilfred Arnold.
The Woman Between is a 1931 British drama film directed by Miles Mander and starring Owen Nares, Adrianne Allen and David Hawthorne. It was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures, the leading studio of the era. Mander adapted the film from Miles Malleson's 1925 play Conflict. The film is notable for its sexual and political content which has been attributed to a brief period of relaxation in oversight by the BBFC. It was one three similarly themed films which Allen appeared in at the time including Loose Ends and The Stronger Sex.
Judge Not is a 1920 British silent drama film directed by Einar Bruun and starring Fay Compton, Fred Groves and Eric Barclay.
Where Is This Lady? is a 1932 British musical film directed by Victor Hanbury and Ladislao Vajda and starring Mártha Eggerth, Owen Nares and Wendy Barrie. It was made at Elstree Studios. An operetta film, it is a remake of the German film Once There Was a Waltz which was adapted from a stage work by Franz Lehár.
One Summer's Day is a 1917 British silent drama film directed by Frank Goodenough Bayly and starring Fay Compton, Owen Nares and Sam Livesey.
Call It a Day is a play by the British writer Dodie Smith first staged in 1935. Her most successful play, its initial West End run at the Globe Theatre lasted for 509 performances. The original cast included Owen Nares, Fay Compton, Austin Trevor, Muriel George, Patricia Hilliard, Valerie Taylor and Marie Lohr. The play was produced by the impresario Basil Dean. In 1936 it transferred to Broadway where it ran for 194 performances at the Morosco.
Lauri de Frece was an English actor and singer who appeared in musical theatre and in films of the silent era. His original name was Maurice de Frece.
Edge O' Beyond is a 1919 British silent drama film directed by Fred W. Durrant and starring Ruby Miller, Owen Nares and Isobel Elsom. It is an adaptation of the 1908 novel The Edge O' Beyond by Gertrude Page, one of her bestsellers set in Rhodesia. It was shot at the Isleworth Studios in West London. Ruby Miller had previously appeared in a West End stage version of the novel.