Robert Newton

Robert Newton


Also Known As
Robert Guy Newton
Birth Place
Shaftesbury, England, GB
June 01, 1905
March 25, 1956
Cause of Death
Heart Attack


Much-loved, hammy character player, in scores of British (and some American) films from the early 1930s. Newton is best remembered for his performances in "Oliver Twist" (1948), "Treasure Island" (1955) and "Odd Man Out" (1946)....

Family & Companions

Vera Budnick
Fourth wife.


Much-loved, hammy character player, in scores of British (and some American) films from the early 1930s. Newton is best remembered for his performances in "Oliver Twist" (1948), "Treasure Island" (1955) and "Odd Man Out" (1946).

Life Events

Photo Collections

Odd Man Out - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for the British film Odd Man Out (1947), directed by Carol Reed. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.


Movie Clip

Les Miserables (1952) -- (Movie Clip) On The Rocks Following a prologue truncating Victor Hugo, we meet Robert Newton as Javert enforcing regulations during panic amidships, and slaves Jean Valjean (Michael Rennie) and Genflou (Joseph Wiseman) performing a rescue, in Lewis Milestone's production of Les Miserables, 1952.
Haunted Honeymoon (1940) -- (Movie Clip) We're Not Quite Joyous Enough At choir practice in the town where the leads (Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings) will soon arrive, organist Aggie (Joan Kemp-Welch) rages as her fiancé Frank (Robert Newton) kanoodles with Polly (Googie Withers), as the reverend (Aubrey Mallalieu) conducts Puffett (Frank Pettingell) et al, in the Lord Peter Wimsey yarn Haunted Honeymoon, 1940.
Haunted Honeymoon (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Been Up To London? Introducing several characters, Eliot Makeham as estate agent Simpson, back from London, greeted by Frank Pettingwell as Puffett, then Robert Newton and Joan Kemp-Welch as fiancés Frank and Aggie, then Roy Emerton as her uncle Noakes (soon the murder victim!), in MGM’s Lord Peter Wimsey mystery, with Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings, Haunted Honeymoon, 1940.
Oliver Twist (1948) -- (Movie Clip) Rather More No Than Yes The Dodger (Anthony Newley) is confronting criminal Fagin (Alec Guinness) when their boss Sykes (Robert Newton) arrives, his girlfriend Nancy (Kay Walsh, the director's wife!) catching up, all this over the title character who's been grabbed by the cops, in David Lean's Oliver Twist, 1948.
Desert Rats, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) The Pick Of Hitler's Troops Michael Rennie reads for the bang-up opening of Robert Wise's The Desert Rats, 1953, 20th Century Fox's follow up to The Desert Fox, 1951, which some found overly sympathetic to the German cause.
Desert Rats, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Tight As A Tick Veteran British infantry captain MacRoberts (Richard Burton, his first scene) is awakened and placed in command of a disheveled Australian unit, meeting an old friend (Robert Newton), North Africa, 1941, in The Desert Rats, 1953.
Odd Man Out (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Northern Ireland Opening credit sequence with genuine shots of Belfast and a prologue, from Carol Reed's film of the F.L. Green novel Odd Man Out, 1947, leading man James Mason introduced as I.R.A. militant Johnny.
Treasure Island (1950) -- (Movie Clip) Head Full Of Pirates Fitting out the ship in Bristol, Jim (Bobby Driscoll), warned by his murdered friend Billy Bones of a one-legged man, meets Long John Silver (Robert Newton), who’s just been hired by the clueless Trelawney (Walter Fitzgerald) and Livesy (Denis O’Dea) as cook for their treasure hunting voyage, in Walt Disney’s Treasure Island, 1950.
Jamaica Inn (1939) -- (Movie Clip) We'll Spin A Coin For These Buckles Irish orphan Mary (Maureen O’Hara), deducing that the inn run by her Cornish relations is the hideout of a criminal gang, intervenes as thugs led by Harry (Emlyn Williams) prepare to string up suspected informant Tremain (Robert Newton), Alfred Hitchcock directing, in Jamaica Inn, 1939.
Jamaica Inn (1939) -- (Movie Clip) While At Death's Door Director Alfred Hitchcock at play with sound, as Irish Mary (Maureen O’Hara) awakens with Tremain (Robert Newton), whom she rescued from execution by his own criminal gang, his motives still not clear, when villains led by Harry (Emlyn Williams) find them in a cave in Cornwall, in Jamaica Inn, 1939.
Jamaica Inn (1939) -- (Movie Clip) An Officer Of The Law Crooked Cornish magistrate Sir Humphrey (Charles Laughton) conducting business when increasingly-undressed Irish Mary (Maureen O’Hara) and seaman Tremain (Robert Newton) appear, unaware that he’s the mastermind of the gang of ship-wrecking criminals they’re fleeing, in Alfred Hitchcock’s Jamaica Inn, 1939.
Fire Over England -- (Movie Clip) You Are The Queen's Servant Young Michael (Laurence Olivier) and Sir Richard (Lyn Harding) Ingolby are the captives of old friend Don Miguel (Robert Rendell), who expects the Spanish Inquisition (!) in Alexander Korda's Fire Over England, 1937.


Beachcomber, The - (Original Trailer) Glynis Johns and Robert Newton make an unlikely couple trying to save a South Seas island from an epidemic in The Beachcomber (1954).
High and the Mighty, The -- (Original Trailer) The passengers and crew of an imperiled airliner reflect on their lives in William Wellman's The High and the Mighty (1954), Starring John Wayne.
Henry V (1944) - (Re-issue Trailer) Shakespeare's tale of the warrior king (Laurence Olivier) who learns the meaning of heroism during a daring invasion of France.
Haunted Honeymoon - (Original Trailer) The wedding celebration of British sleuth Sir Peter Wimsey (Robert Montgomery) is cut short by the discovery of a murdered man in his honeymoon cottage.
Wings and the Woman - (Original Trailer) Wings and the Woman (1942), the true story of Amy Johnson, England's record-breaking airplane pilot of the 1930's.
Blackbeard the Pirate - (Original Trailer) A kidnapped beauty (Linda Darnell) gets caught between feuding pirates in Blackbeard the Pirate (1952), directed by Raoul Walsh.
Desert Rats, The - (Original Trailer) A desperate band of Allied soldiers fights off the Nazis in North Africa in The Desert Rats (1953).
Oliver Twist - (Original Trailer) Charles Dickens' classic tale Oliver Twist (1948) brought to the screen by director David Lean. Starring Alec Guinness as Fagin.
Around the World in 80 Days - (Wide Release Trailer) A Victorian gentleman (David Niven) bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe in Around the World in 80 Days (1956).


Algernon Newton
Marjorie Newton
Sally Newton
Actor. Mother Vera Budnick.


Vera Budnick
Fourth wife.