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A.E. Matthews

  • Nov 22, 1869 - Jul 25, 1960 (age 90)
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1960
A.E. Matthews
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A.E. Matthews

A.E. Matthews passed away.
Inn for Trouble
MovieFeb 1, 1960

Inn for Trouble

Inn for Trouble is a 1960 British comedy film - a spin-off of …
Inn for Trouble is a 1960 British comedy film - a spin-off of the 1950s sitcom The Larkins - starring Peggy Mount, David Kossoff and Leslie Phillips; the title makes silent allusion to the real Trouble House Inn in Gloucestershire near Tetbury.
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1957
The Ship Was Loaded
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MovieMay 14, 1957

The Ship Was Loaded

Two friends get drunk and decide to switch identities. One is a …
Two friends get drunk and decide to switch identities. One is a Parliamentary Secretary, and the other is the captain of a ship. The former's lack of sea knowledge causes several ...
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Doctor at Large
MovieMar 26, 1957

Doctor at Large

Dr. Simon Sparrow (Sir Dirk Bogarde) graduates and sets …
Dr. Simon Sparrow (Sir Dirk Bogarde) graduates and sets out into the world. Hilarious internships with a miserly doctor and his young wife, a country doctor paid in kind not cash, and a ...
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1956
Three Men in a Boat
MovieDec 20, 1956

Three Men in a Boat

Three men-about-town want to get away from it all and decide to …
Three men-about-town want to get away from it all and decide to take a boat ride on the Thames. George is happy to get away from his job at the bank. Harris is glad to get away from Mrs. Willis who is pressing him to marry her daughter Clara; and 'J' is more than anxious to take a holiday from his wife, Etherbertha. George meets three girls, Sophie Clutterhouse and sisters Bluebell and Primrose Porterhouse, who are also taking a ride up the river, and he hopes to see them again. The travelers get into all kinds of complications with the weather, the river, the boat, food, etc. They do connect with the girls again and when things appear to be becoming interesting for the men, Mrs. Willis and her daughter and Ethelbertha show up and things become even more interesting.
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Around the World in 80 Days
MovieOct 17, 1956

Around the World in 80 Days

Victorian-era Englishman …
Victorian-era Englishman Phileas Fogg proclaims before his fellow members of a London gentleman's club that he can circumnavigate the globe in a mere eighty days, further boasting that he will bet the princely sum of twenty thousand pounds sterling on the success of his endeavor. With his stalwart manservant Passepartout alongside, he goes forth on his adventure, pursued by a dogged Police Inspector who suspects Fogg of chicanery.
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Loser Takes All
MovieSep 1, 1956

Loser Takes All

Loser Takes All is a 1956 British comedy film directed by Ken …
Loser Takes All is a 1956 British comedy film directed by Ken Annakin, starring Glynis Johns, Rossano Brazzi, and Robert Morley, with on a screenplay by Graham Greene based on Greene's novella of the same name.
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Jumping for Joy
MovieFeb 21, 1956

Jumping for Joy

Jumping for Joy is a 1956 British comedy film directed by John …
Jumping for Joy is a 1956 British comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Frankie Howerd, Stanley Holloway, Joan Hickson and Lionel Jeffries.
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1955
Miss Tulip Stays the Night
MovieJul 1, 1955

Miss Tulip Stays the Night

A crime writer and his wife …
A crime writer and his wife go for a break to a country cottage. They receive an unexpected visitor, the bossy Miss Tulip, who needs shelter for the night. In the morning there is a dead body in the house.
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1954
Aunt Clara
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MovieNov 22, 1954

Aunt Clara

A wealthy old man dies and leaves his holdings - including a …
A wealthy old man dies and leaves his holdings - including a brothel and a gambling den, racing greyhounds and a sleazy bar - to his eccentric niece Clara. Clara vows to "clean up" her new ...
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Happy Ever After
MovieJun 25, 1954

Happy Ever After

The whole village mourns when General O'Leary, owner of a …
The whole village mourns when General O'Leary, owner of a hunting estate in South Ireland, is killed in an accident. His nephew, Jasper O'Leary, takes over the state and soon has aroused the displeasure of all, with the exception of Serena McGluskey, as much a schemer as he is a cad. Led by Thady O'Heggarty, the villagers plot to drive Jasper away. They use the occasion of "O'Leary Night", when the ghost of the first O'Leary walks the halls, to create general chaos.
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The Manor of Northstead
MovieJun 21, 1954

The Manor of Northstead

The Manor of Northstead released.
The Weak and the Wicked
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MovieFeb 2, 1954

The Weak and the Wicked

Frank "women in prison" …
Frank "women in prison" story that sympathetically tracks several inmates through their imprisonment and subsequent return to society. Some are successfully rehabilitated; some are not.
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Man with a Million
MovieJan 7, 1954

Man with a Million

The Million Pound Note (released as Man with a Million and as …
The Million Pound Note (released as Man with a Million and as Big Money in the U.S.) is a 1954 British comedy, directed by Ronald Neame and starring Gregory Peck. It is based on the Mark Twain short story "The Million Pound Bank Note".
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1953
Skid Kids
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MovieFeb 1, 1953

Skid Kids

Skid Kids released.
1952
Made in Heaven
MovieNov 1, 1952

Made in Heaven

A young couple enter the Dunmow Flitch Trial, in which a side of …
A young couple enter the Dunmow Flitch Trial, in which a side of bacon can be won if a couple do not regret their marriage after a year, but the arrival of an attractive new housemaid throws everything into chaos.
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Penny Princess
MovieAug 25, 1952

Penny Princess

A tiny European country, which for years has survived financially …
A tiny European country, which for years has survived financially only through evading its bills and smuggling, is finally facing bankruptcy, when a rich American agrees to save the place by buying it. But before, the deal is closed, he dies. His nearest relative and heir turns out to be a young woman with high ethical and democratic standards, but no experience with money, or affairs of state, or Europe. A charming young English visitor helps her to muddle through.
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Something Money Can't Buy
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MovieJul 9, 1952

Something Money Can't Buy

A British Army Officer returns …
A British Army Officer returns to civilian life after WWII. He finds that his wife is running a successful employment agency so he must become a "house husband". He doesn't find this at all easy, so he gets together with some of his ex-army pals and they try to start a catering company.
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Who Goes There!
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MovieJun 10, 1952

Who Goes There!

"Five-Sided Triangle", while geometrically incorrect, might …
"Five-Sided Triangle", while geometrically incorrect, might be a better title for this film that the two it has. A private in the Guards is forced to leave his girl friend in the (not-for-long) empty house of a high-ranking civil servant. The son discovers her and promptly falls in love. When the daughter returns, she decides that it would be best if the girl got together with her boy friend, not realizing that the sentry has worshipped her from afar, the daughter. A further complication is that the sentry's commanding officer is in love with her also.
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Castle in the Air
MovieJun 1, 1952

Castle in the Air

An Earl's ancestral castle is literally falling apart. His efforts to …
An Earl's ancestral castle is literally falling apart. His efforts to support it by hosting tourists and paid guests isn't working. A coal firm wants it to use as a vacation resort, for which it would be requisitioned by the government, and a distant-American cousin wants to purchase it to live in.
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1951
The Magic Box
MovieSep 18, 1951

The Magic Box

The Magic Box is a 1951 British Technicolor biographical …
The Magic Box is a 1951 British Technicolor biographical drama film directed by John Boulting. The film stars Robert Donat as William Friese-Greene, with a host of cameo appearances by actors including Peter Ustinov and Laurence Olivier. It was produced by Ronald Neame and distributed by British Lion Film Corporation. The film was a project of the Festival of Britain and adapted by Eric Ambler from the controversial biography by Ray Allister.
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Laughter in Paradise
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MovieJun 1, 1951

Laughter in Paradise

Famed practical joker Henry Russell leaves 50,000 …
Famed practical joker Henry Russell leaves 50,000 pounds to each of his four surviving relatives. But his will has one last joke - they each have to undertake a task completely out of character within a month. As each sets out on their objective they find that quite apart from the promised riches, they are unexpectedly getting a lot out of the challenge. All except caddish Simon Russell, that is.
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The Galloping Major
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MovieMay 8, 1951

The Galloping Major

A syndicate is set up by a horse lover to buy a particular …
A syndicate is set up by a horse lover to buy a particular racehorse, but they accidentally buy the wrong horse. The horse is useless on the flat, so they decide to enter him as a jumper.
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Mister Drake's Duck
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MovieFeb 7, 1951

Mister Drake's Duck

Mr. Drake and his wife live a nice, quiet life on their Sussex …
Mr. Drake and his wife live a nice, quiet life on their Sussex farm, until one of their ducks lays a radioactive egg made of uranium! When the government finds out about this, the Armed ...
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1949
Landfall
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MovieOct 27, 1949

Landfall

Rick (Michael Denison) is a costal command pilot patrolling the …
Rick (Michael Denison) is a costal command pilot patrolling the English Channel for U-Boats. He sinks what he believes is a German submarine, but which later proves to be British. He is ...
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The Chiltern Hundreds
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MovieSep 27, 1949

The Chiltern Hundreds

Young Viscount Pym …
Young Viscount Pym manages to to get an army leave on the pretense of running for the Conservatives in the next local election. His only aim in fact is to marry June, a rich American heiress, before she returns to America. Due to unexpected circumstances, he is driven to take part in the election campaign but loses the vote. Humiliated, Tony must win June Back so why not stand again, as a Socialist this time?
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The Chiltern Hundreds
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MovieSep 8, 1949

The Chiltern Hundreds

Young Viscount Pym …
Young Viscount Pym manages to to get an army leave on the pretense of running for the Conservatives in the next local election. His only aim in fact is to marry June, a rich American ...
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The Forbidden Street
MovieMar 31, 1949

The Forbidden Street

The Forbidden Street is a 1949 British melodrama film …
The Forbidden Street is a 1949 British melodrama film directed by Jean Negulesco and starring Dana Andrews, Maureen O'Hara, Sybil Thorndike, Fay Compton and A. E. Matthews. In Victorian London, a young woman marries a poor drunken artist and struggles to make ends meet. After his death, she takes in a lodger and she soon falls in love with him.
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1948
William Comes to Town
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MovieDec 31, 1948

William Comes to Town

William Comes to Town is a …
William Comes to Town is a 1948 British comedy film directed by Val Guest and starring William Graham and Garry Marsh. It was based on the Just William series of novels by Richmal Crompton. It served as a loose sequel to 1947 film Just William's Luck. It is also known by its U.S. alternative title William Goes to the Circus.
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1947
Just William's Luck
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MovieDec 17, 1947

Just William's Luck

Just William's Luck is a 1947 British comedy film directed by Val …
Just William's Luck is a 1947 British comedy film directed by Val Guest and starring William Graham, Garry Marsh and Jane Welsh. The film was based on the Just William series of books by Richmal Crompton. Crompton was impressed with the film and wrote a novel Just William's Luck based on the events of the film. The following year a second film William Comes to Town was made.
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The Ghosts of Berkeley Square
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MovieOct 30, 1947

The Ghosts of Berkeley Square

The Ghosts of Berkeley …
The Ghosts of Berkeley Square is a 1947 British comedy film, directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Robert Morley and Felix Aylmer. The film is an adaptation of the novel No Nightingales by Caryl Brahms and S. J. Simon, inspired by the enduring reputation of the property at 50 Berkeley Square as "the most haunted house in London". Despite its stellar cast of highly respected character actors and its inventive use of special effects, the film proved less successful at the box-office than had been hoped.
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1946
Piccadilly Incident
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MovieSep 30, 1946

Piccadilly Incident

Anna Neagle is a World War II W.R.E.N., the counterpart of …
Anna Neagle is a World War II W.R.E.N., the counterpart of the American W.A.V.E., who encounters Michael Wilding in a blacked-out Piccadilly during an air raid. They get married and have a two-day honeymoon before she is sent to Singapore. The ship, on which she leaves the doomed-fortress of Singapore, is torpedoed, with all hands posted as drowned. Not quite. She's cast away on an unknown South Sea island for three years with a company of sailors. Wilding, unaware of this circumstance, marries again, this time, to an American girl, and they have a child, and then, Anna returns.
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1945
Flight from Folly
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MovieMay 21, 1945

Flight from Folly

An unemployed dancer poses as a nurse and sets her sights on …
An unemployed dancer poses as a nurse and sets her sights on playboy composer Clinton Clay. After he is dumped by his Russian wife, the "nurse" finally gets her man.
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Twilight Hour
MovieFeb 12, 1945

Twilight Hour

John Smith, Lord Chetwood's head gardener, is an enigma. He …
John Smith, Lord Chetwood's head gardener, is an enigma. He is an artist and a philosopher. Lord Chetwood treats him as a friend and Michael Chetwood confides in him. One day a diamond brooch is stolen and John Smith finds himself in the dock, accused of theft.
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1944
Love Story
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MovieOct 12, 1944

Love Story

When concert pianist Lissa Campbell learns that she has …
When concert pianist Lissa Campbell learns that she has a serious heart problem. she vows to enjoy what time she has left. On taking her first holiday, she meets Kit Firth, a pilot on leave...
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They Came to a City
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MovieAug 17, 1944

They Came to a City

Adapted from a J.B. Priestley play with many of the original …
Adapted from a J.B. Priestley play with many of the original actors. The tale of various people who have come to live in an "ideal" city and their hopes and reasons for doing so.
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The Way Ahead
MovieJun 6, 1944

The Way Ahead

World War II drama that follows a group of British draftees, …
World War II drama that follows a group of British draftees, starting with their rigorous basic training, and ending with their deployment in North Africa.
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1943
Escape to Danger
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MovieJul 12, 1943

Escape to Danger

Escape to Danger is a 1943 British thriller film directed by Lance …
Escape to Danger is a 1943 British thriller film directed by Lance Comfort and Victor Hanbury and starring Eric Portman, Ann Dvorak and Karel Stepanek.
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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
MovieJun 10, 1943

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Portrays in warm-hearted …
Portrays in warm-hearted detail the life and loves of one extraordinary man. We meet the imposingly rotund General Clive Wynne-Candy, a blustering old duffer who seems the epitome of stuffy, outmoded values. Traveling backwards 40 years we see a different man altogether: the young and dashing officer "Sugar" Candy. Through a series of relationships with three women and his lifelong friendship with a German officer, we see Candy's life unfold and come to understand how difficult it is for him to adapt his sense of military honor to modern notions of "total war."
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1942
Thunder Rock
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MovieDec 4, 1942

Thunder Rock

David Charleston, once a world renowned journalist, now …
David Charleston, once a world renowned journalist, now lives alone maintaining the Thunder Rock lighthouse in Lake Michigan. He doesn't cash is paychecks and has no contact other than the monthly inspector's visit. When alone, he imagines conversations with those who died when a 19th century packet ship with some 60 passengers sank. He imagines their lives, their problems their fears and their hopes. In one of these conversations he recalls his own efforts in the 1930s when he tried desperately to convince first his editors and later the public of the dangers of fascism and the inevitability of war. Few would listen. One of the passengers, a spinster, tells her story of seeking independence from a world dominated by men. There's also the case of a doctor who is banished for using unacceptable methods. David has given up on life but the imaginary passengers give him hope for the future
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The Great Mr. Handel
MovieNov 9, 1942

The Great Mr. Handel

The Great Mr. Handel is a 1942 British Technicolor historical …
The Great Mr. Handel is a 1942 British Technicolor historical film directed by Norman Walker and starring Wilfrid Lawson, Elizabeth Allan and Malcolm Keen. The film is a biopic of the 18th-century German-British composer Georg Friedrich Händel, focusing in particular on the years leading up to his 1741 oratorio Messiah.
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1941
"Pimpernel" Smith
MovieJul 26, 1941

"Pimpernel" Smith

It is mid-1939 and both Germany and England are preparing …
It is mid-1939 and both Germany and England are preparing for an inevitable conflict. Professor Horatio Smith, an effete academic, asks his students to come with him to the continent to engage in an archaeological dig. When his students discover that the professor is the man responsible for smuggling a number of enemies of the Nazi state out of Germany, they enthusiastically join him in his fight. But things are complicated when one of his students brings a mysterious woman into their circle, a woman who is secretly working for the Gestapo.
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Quiet Wedding
MovieApr 19, 1941

Quiet Wedding

A young couple become engaged, but enjoy a number of …
A young couple become engaged, but enjoy a number of comedic adventures before their wedding day.
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1936
Men Are Not Gods
MovieNov 26, 1936

Men Are Not Gods

Ann Williams, secretary to eccentric drama critic Frederick …
Ann Williams, secretary to eccentric drama critic Frederick Skeates, is persuaded to alter a ruinous review of Shakespearean actor Edmund Davey by Davey's wife Barbara. Davey's 'Othello' ...
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1934
The Iron Duke
MovieNov 30, 1934

The Iron Duke

The Iron Duke is a 1934 British historical film directed by …
The Iron Duke is a 1934 British historical film directed by Victor Saville and starring George Arliss, Ellaline Terriss and Gladys Cooper. Arliss plays Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington in the events leading up to the Battle of Waterloo and beyond.
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1919
Castle of Dreams
MovieJun 1, 1919

Castle of Dreams

A guest's discovery saves a rich girl from eloping with her own …
A guest's discovery saves a rich girl from eloping with her own father.
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The Lackey and the Lady
MovieJan 1, 1919

The Lackey and the Lady

A rich banker's eldest …
A rich banker's eldest daughter marries her servant.
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1918
Once Upon a Time
MovieMay 1, 1918

Once Upon a Time

A clown's daughter refuses to marry a comedian to please …
A clown's daughter refuses to marry a comedian to please her adoptive parents.
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1916
The Lifeguardsman
MovieAug 1, 1916

The Lifeguardsman

An idiot heir helps a wounded prince save the princess …
An idiot heir helps a wounded prince save the princess from forced marriage to a usurper.
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The Real Thing at Last
MovieMar 8, 1916

The Real Thing at Last

A satire on American films, in …
A satire on American films, in which Shakespeare's Macbeth is performed as it might be imagined performed in an American film. (The film was prepared as part of a live benefit for the YMCA attended by the British royal family. Edmund Gwenn (QV) appeared onstage but not on film as the American producer.)
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1869
A.E. Matthews
BirthNovember 1869

A.E. Matthews

A.E. Matthews was born.
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