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Also Known As: Died: June 15, 1995
Born: August 2, 1899 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Shoreham-by-Sea, England, GB Profession: Writer ...


Director (feature film)

No Escape (1953) as Director
A woman and a songwriter suspected of murder join forces to crack the case.
Madness of the Heart (1949) as Director
A woman going blind falls in love with a French nobleman.

Cast (feature film)

Bend of the River (1952) as Young man
A westerner with a questionable past leads a wagon train into the Oregon territory.
It Ain't Hay (1943) as S.P.C.A. driver
Random Harvest (1942) as Porter
A woman''s happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia.
Mrs. Miniver (1942) as Milkman
A British family struggles to survive the first days of World War II.
Man Hunt (1941) as Costermonger
An Englishman goes behind enemy lines to assassinate Hitler.
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941) as Man on stretcher
A hot shot flyer discovers the hero within when he joins the British Air Force during World War II.
The Light That Failed (1940) as Soldier
A London artist struggles to complete one last painting before going blind.
Adventure in Diamonds (1940) as Cockney sailor
Gunga Din (1939) as Telegraph operator
Three British soldiers seek treasure during an uprising in India.
Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938) as Cockney singer
Mr. Moto has himself imprisoned on Devil's Island so he can help his cellmate (Ames) escape and thereby get the goods on a gang of international killers.
The Man Who Cried Wolf (1937) as Taxi manager
A Damsel in Distress (1937) as Barker
An American dancer on vacation in England falls for a sheltered noblewoman.
The Road Back (1937) as Innkeeper
Step Lively, Jeeves! (1937) as Steward
A British butler goes to America duped by mobsters into believing he is the heir to a fortune.
Lloyd's of London (1936) as Coster
A young man's love for a married woman leads him to help found an insurance company.
I Live My Life (1935) as Stewart
A flighty society girl tries to make a go of her marriage to an archaeologist.
Treasure Island (1934) as Daddy Dawson
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young boy out to foil pirates and find a buried treasure.
Narcotic (1933) as
As the opening scroll tells us, Narcotic was "presented in the hope that the public may become aware of the terrific struggle to rid the world of drug addiction." The movie itself is a salacious plunge into a world of sordid pleasures. It tells us the story of Dr. William G. Davies, an infamous snake-oil salesman who started his career as a promising medical student. In the opening sequence he saves an unborn baby by performing a cesarean operation after the mother was killed in an automobile accident. Stock medical footage shows a woman's stomach being sliced open like a ripe watermelon and the baby popping out like a jack-in-a-box. But the allure of opium proves too strong for the doctor to resist. After a single night of relaxation in a Chinatown opium den, Davies becomes a slave to drugs. As his medical practice deteriorates, he shifts his attention to "selling medicine by demonstration." He says to his nurse/fiancee, "I can't see anything wrong if my preparation has merit." However, his "preparation" is one of the great quack cure-alls: "Tiger-Fat." Davies soon becomes one of the leading sideshow attractions for a carnival. His success as a carnival huckster initially allows him to run with a fast crowd. In the movie's most shocking episode, Davies and his ritzy friends retire to a hotel room together for a drug party. "We're gonna get lit," says a woman. A buffet of drugs is spread out on a table and each guest takes their drug of choice. "It takes a needle for me to get a bang," says a woman. As each participant indulges, the party quickly turns into an orgy of excesses, one woman hikes up her skirts, another laughs hysterically, a man pontificates, another man becomes paranoid. The movie provides a litany of different reactions to drugs. Ultimately, Davies' drug addiction leaves him gaunt and stooped, living in a hovel with no hope of returning to his previous life.
America (1924) as William Pitt
The Top of New York (1922) as Mr. Isaacson
All Wrong (1919) as Donald Thompson
The Bride of Fear (1918) as Martin Sterling
The Rainbow Girl (1917) as Amos Divine
Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) as Donald Banks
In this silent film, a con man dupes a wealthy country girl into marriage.

Writer (feature film)

Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) as Screenwriter
Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) as Screenwriter
The captain of a nuclear submarine defies his commanders to save the Earth from a deadly space fire.
The Lost World (1960) as Screenwriter
A professor leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify that dinosaurs still live there.
The Big Circus (1959) as Screenwriter
A ringleader tries to keep his circus on the road despite the efforts of a saboteur.
The Story of Mankind (1957) as Screenwriter
Satan and the spirit of mankind contend for the future of humanity.
Curse of the Demon (1957) as Screenwriter
An anthropologist investigates a devil worshipper who commands a deadly demon.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) as Based on a Story by
International spies kidnap a doctor''s son when he stumbles on their assassination plot.
The Phenix City Story (1955) as Screenwriter
A crusading lawyer takes on the corrupt machine running a Southern town.
Dangerous Mission (1954) as Screenwriter
A woman flees westward after witnessing a mob killing.
No Escape (1953) as Writer
A woman and a songwriter suspected of murder join forces to crack the case.
The Green Glove (1952) as Orig story and scr
A World War II veteran in France gets mixed up in murder while investigating a stolen treasure.
Kind Lady (1951) as Screenwriter
A con artist and his criminal cohorts hold an old lady hostage in her own home.
Where Danger Lives (1950) as Screenwriter
A psychopath draws her doctor into her murderous schemes.
Black Magic (1949) as Screenwriter
Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.
The Sign of the Ram (1948) as Screenwriter
An invalid matriarch manipulates her entire family.
Unconquered (1947) as Screenwriter
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
Ivy (1947) as Screenwriter
To win a wealthy man, a British woman plots to kill her husband and pin it on her lover.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as Screenwriter
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
Forever and a Day (1943) as Screenwriter
During World War II an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. But he mets Susan Trimble who lives in the house and who is strictly against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from it's construction in 1804 until present day.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Screenwriter
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
Joan of Paris (1942) as Screenwriter
A waitress risks her life to help downed pilots escape occupied France.
They Dare Not Love (1941) as Screenwriter
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Screenwriter
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
Balalaika (1939) as Screenwriter
Refugees from the Russian Revolution build a new life in Paris.
The Young in Heart (1938) as Adaptation
A family of con artists saves the life of a wealthy old woman and plots to fleece her.
The Girl Was Young (1938) as Screenwriter
A young girl helps an innocent man escape the law when he''s framed for murder.
Sabotage (1936) as Screenwriter
An unhappily married woman discovers her husband is an enemy agent.
Secret Agent (1936) as Adaptation
During the first world war, novelist Edgar Brodie is sent to Switzerland by the Intelligence Service. He has to kill a German agent. During the mission he meets a fake general first and then Elsa Carrington who helps him in his duty.
King of the Damned (1936) as Screenwriter
Revolt on a prison island is a parable of workers revolution. A cruel and repressive penal colony is the setting for a prison revolt with a special twist...the prisoners want to stay on and govern themselves in a humane and productive working community. Well that's the theory anyway but circumstances make their venture a lot more complicated than that.
Blue Smoke (1935) as From Story
The Clairvoyant (1935) as Adaptation
A fake psychic suddenly turns into the real thing when he meets a young beauty.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1935) as Story
A British family gets mixed up with spies and an assassination plot while vacationing in Switzerland.
The 39 Steps (1935) as Adaptation
A man falsely suspected of killing a spy races across Scotland handcuffed to the beautiful blonde who turned him in.
Blackmail (1929) as Play As Source Material
A shopkeeper's daughter fights off blackmail after she kills a young artist who had tried to rape her.
Blackmail (1929) as Screenwriter
A shopkeeper's daughter fights off blackmail after she kills a young artist who had tried to rape her.

Music (feature film)

No Escape (1953) as Composer
A woman and a songwriter suspected of murder join forces to crack the case.

Cast (short)

Teddy at the Throttle (1917)
A greedy guardian attempts to thwart the marriage of his ward in this short silent comedy.
Recreation (1914)
The Tramp gets involved in a scuffle with a seaman over a girl in this silent short film.

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