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Charles Paton

  • Jul 31, 1874 - Apr 10, 1970 (age 95)
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1970
Charles Paton
PersonalApril 1970

Charles Paton

Charles Paton passed away.
1951
The Adventurers
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MovieMar 7, 1951

The Adventurers

As the Boer War ends a South African soldier hides a cache …
As the Boer War ends a South African soldier hides a cache of diamonds he finds on a body. He returns to the town he left three years earlier where his girl has married a disgraced English officer. Needing funds to get back to pick up the diamonds the Boer enlists the help of a fellow soldier as well as the Englishman and a local hotel keeper. This ill-assorted bunch set off into the bush intent on finding their fortune.
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1950
Portrait of Clare
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MovieNov 13, 1950

Portrait of Clare

Portrait of Clare is a 1950 British drama film directed by Lance …
Portrait of Clare is a 1950 British drama film directed by Lance Comfort and starring Margaret Johnston, Richard Todd, Robin Bailey and Ronald Howard.
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Once a Sinner
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MovieJul 1, 1950

Once a Sinner

Once a Sinner released.
1949
Celia
MovieAug 29, 1949

Celia

An actress is persuaded by her boyfriend, the head of a …
An actress is persuaded by her boyfriend, the head of a private-detective agency, to take a job as a housekeeper in the home of a wealthy elderly woman. It seems that no one has seen the ...
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Man on the Run
MovieMay 20, 1949

Man on the Run

An Army deserter, still a fugitive in Post-War Britain, wanders …
An Army deserter, still a fugitive in Post-War Britain, wanders into a pawn-shop robbery and finds himself wanted for murder. He meets a war widow who helps him elude the police while he ...
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The Man from Yesterday
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MovieMay 1, 1949

The Man from Yesterday

(1949) John Stuart, Henry …
(1949) John Stuart, Henry Oscar, Gwynneth Vaughan, Laurence Harvey, Marie Burke. A psychic goes to the home of a woman who wants him to contact her dead fiancée, even though she has already...
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Cardboard Cavalier
MovieMar 29, 1949

Cardboard Cavalier

In Cromwellian England, royalists commission a barrow boy to …
In Cromwellian England, royalists commission a barrow boy to carry a secret letter. Helped by Nell Gwynn, he succeeds after encounters with a castle ghost and custard pies.
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1948
Love in Waiting
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MovieOct 12, 1948

Love in Waiting

Set in England, post-World War II; three young women attempt …
Set in England, post-World War II; three young women attempt to balance their waitress jobs and their respective love-lives whilst their employer's restaurant - and all the waitresses - is investigated for potential black-market food trading.
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House of Darkness
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MovieJun 11, 1948

House of Darkness

House of Darkness released.
1947
Escape Dangerous
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MovieDec 1, 1947

Escape Dangerous

Escape Dangerous is a 1947 British drama film directed by …
Escape Dangerous is a 1947 British drama film directed by Digby Smith. It was made as a supporting feature for release on the lower half of a double-bill.
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Woman to Woman
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MovieFeb 10, 1947

Woman to Woman

Woman to Woman is a 1947 British drama film directed by …
Woman to Woman is a 1947 British drama film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Douglass Montgomery, Joyce Howard and Adele Dixon. It is based on Woman to Woman by Michael Morton which had previously been made into films twice during the 1920s. A British officer and a French dancer engage in a doomed romance.
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1946
London Town
MovieAug 27, 1946

London Town

An aging music hall performer returns to London believing …
An aging music hall performer returns to London believing he's the star of a new show. When he discovers that he's only slated to be the understudy, his daughter sabotages the revue's star ...
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Bedelia
MovieJul 8, 1946

Bedelia

Bedelia Carrington is living happily, it appears, in Monte Carlo …
Bedelia Carrington is living happily, it appears, in Monte Carlo with her husband Charlie Carrington. But a cultivated young artist, Ben Chaney, begins probing into her past with curious concern. Chaney, who is really a detective, learns that Bedelia's obsession for money has led her, in the past, to husband-poisoning for the insurance money.
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1945
Waltz Time
MovieAug 13, 1945

Waltz Time

Old Vienna, at a time when the waltz was considered an …
Old Vienna, at a time when the waltz was considered an immoral dance. Maria promises her dying father, the Emperor, that she will follow the wishes of the Council of Ministers when she assumes the reign. Empress Maria wishes to marry the dashing Count Franz von Hofer, but the old fashioned Council advises against it due to his philandering reputation. The Prime Minister's daughter, Cenci Prohaska, asks Maria to help her marry her beloved Lieutenant Stefan Ravenne, because her father has plans for her to marry the rich, but boring, Ferdinand Hohenlohe. Cenci tells her that she wore a mask to waltz at the Golden Lantern and that von Hofer flirted with her there. So Maria hatches a plan to also visit the Golden Lantern in disguise.
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1944
A Canterbury Tale
MovieMay 11, 1944

A Canterbury Tale

A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find …
A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury. The town is being plagued by a mysterious "glue-man", who pours glue on the hair of girls dating soldiers after dark. The three attempt to track him down, and begin to have suspicions of the local magistrate, an eccentric figure with a strange, mystical vision of the history of England in general and Canterbury in particular.
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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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1939
The Saint in London
MovieJun 29, 1939

The Saint in London

The Saint, newly back in London, is tipped by a friend in the …
The Saint, newly back in London, is tipped by a friend in the Secret Service to a mystery involving one Bruno Lang, seemingly a Society card-sharp, but really involved in a plot to print and pass a million pounds worth of foreign currency. Also involved are various sinister characters; innocent victim Count Duni; the Saint's attractive admirer Penny Parker; and his old nemesis Inspector Teal.
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Men Without Honour
MovieMar 3, 1939

Men Without Honour

A lawyer, who has been accused of being dishonest, works with …
A lawyer, who has been accused of being dishonest, works with the police to expose two share pushers who have employed him, saving the investors from ruin.
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1938
The Ware Case
MovieDec 2, 1938

The Ware Case

A financier is accused of murder when his brother-in-law is …
A financier is accused of murder when his brother-in-law is found dead in his garden pond. After winning the court case he returns home to find that his lawyer has romantic inclinations ...
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Weddings Are Wonderful
MovieSep 21, 1938

Weddings Are Wonderful

Weddings Are Wonderful is a …
Weddings Are Wonderful is a 1938 British comedy film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring June Clyde, Esmond Knight and René Ray. It was made at Walton Studios.
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Julius Caesar
MovieJul 24, 1938

Julius Caesar

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major …
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.
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A Sister to Assist 'Er
MovieMar 25, 1938

A Sister to Assist 'Er

A Sister to Assist 'Er is a …
A Sister to Assist 'Er is a 1938 British comedy film directed by George Dewhurst and Widgey R. Newman and starring Muriel George, Polly Emery and Charles Paton. It was based on the play A Sister to Assist 'Er by John le Breton.
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1937
The Last Chance
MovieNov 11, 1937

The Last Chance

The Last Chance is a 1937 British drama film directed by …
The Last Chance is a 1937 British drama film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Frank Leighton, Judy Kelly and Laurence Hanray. Its plot involves a gunrunner who makes a jail break in order to gather evidence to prove he is innocent of murder. It was made as a supporting feature at British International Pictures' second studio at Welwyn.
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Missing, Believed Married
MovieSep 24, 1937

Missing, Believed Married

A heiress discovers during …
A heiress discovers during her engagement that the man she is about to marry is a fortune-hunting fraud. She runs off and during street scuffle she gets a blow to her head which leaves her with amnesia. She is taken in by Patch and Vedey, a pair of street vendors. The fraudulent count turns up while searching for her and convinces her to go to Paris with him. However, Patch and Vedey follow and rescue her from the count.
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Old Mother Riley
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MovieAug 14, 1937

Old Mother Riley

Old Mother Riley is a 1937 British comedy film directed by …
Old Mother Riley is a 1937 British comedy film directed by Oswald Mitchell and starring Arthur Lucan in the lead, with Kitty McShane, Barbara Everest, Patrick Ludlow and Hubert Leslie. Mother Riley and her daughter stop the plans of some disinherited relatives to overturn the terms of a will.
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The Dominant Sex
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MovieJan 26, 1937

The Dominant Sex

The Dominant Sex is a 1937 British comedy film directed by …
The Dominant Sex is a 1937 British comedy film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Phillips Holmes, Diana Churchill and Romney Brent. The film was based on a play by Michael Egan. It was made by British International Pictures at its main Elstree Studios. The film's art direction was by Cedric Dawe.
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1936
The Prisoner of Corbal
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MovieMay 28, 1936

The Prisoner of Corbal

The Prisoner of Corbal is a …
The Prisoner of Corbal is a 1936 British historical drama film directed by Karl Grune and starring Nils Asther, Hugh Sinclair and Hazel Terry. It is also known by the alternative title The Marriage of Corbal. It is set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
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When Knights Were Bold
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MovieFeb 19, 1936

When Knights Were Bold

Happy-go-lucky soldier Guy …
Happy-go-lucky soldier Guy De Vere must leave India and return to the family seat at Little Twittering, for he has inherited the family title. Sir Guy finds all his relatives to be frozen ...
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1935
Royal Cavalcade
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MovieApr 4, 1935

Royal Cavalcade

Through the use of newsreel footage and re-enacted …
Through the use of newsreel footage and re-enacted sequences, this B.I.P. production, modelled along the lines "The March of Time" shorts, presents a record of the highlights of the previous twenty-five years, to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. It depicts incidents starting with his coronation. and on through political problems, woman suffrage, strikes, trade expansion, World War I, and the depression, while also showing the changes in living style and progression.
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1934
Girls Will Be Boys
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MovieSep 17, 1934

Girls Will Be Boys

The Duke of Bridgewater sends for the heir he's never seen. His …
The Duke of Bridgewater sends for the heir he's never seen. His heir is Patricia, and the Duke is a woman-hater, so Patricia disguises herself as a boy.
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Song at Eventide
MovieJul 1, 1934

Song at Eventide

1934 British musical about a top cabaret singer who is …
1934 British musical about a top cabaret singer who is blackmailed in a scandal that threatens to ruin her and her family.
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Freedom of the Seas
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MovieJun 1, 1934

Freedom of the Seas

Freedom of the Seas is a 1934 British war film directed by …
Freedom of the Seas is a 1934 British war film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Clifford Mollison, Wendy Barrie and Zelma O'Neal. It was adapted by Roger Burford from the English play of the same name by Walter C. Hackett. It is also notable as David Lean's first film credit, as focus puller. It was French director Varnel's first film in Britain following a spell in Hollywood.
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The Girl in Possession
MovieFeb 28, 1934

The Girl in Possession

The Girl in Possession is a …
The Girl in Possession is a 1934 British comedy film starring Laura La Plante and Henry Kendall and directed by Monty Banks, who also wrote the screenplay and featured in the film himself. The film was a quota quickie production shot at Twickenham Studios, with La Plante as wisecracking New York girl Eve Chandler who receives the good news that she has inherited a large country estate in England. She crosses the Atlantic with her pal Julie, only to find that things are not as straightforward as she had been led to believe. Complications ensue as she crosses paths with a silly-ass toff (Claude Hulbert), an unscrupulous continental lothario (Banks) and a snobbish butler (Charles Paton) before she manages to sort matters out with the help of the kindly Sir Mortimer (Kendall), with whom she falls in love.
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1933
The Iron Stair
MovieJan 1, 1933

The Iron Stair

The Iron Stair (1933) is a British crime film directed by Leslie …
The Iron Stair (1933) is a British crime film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Henry Kendall, Dorothy Boyd, and Michael Hogan. The film was a quota quickie produced by Twickenham Studios.
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1932
Rynox
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MovieMay 7, 1932

Rynox

Business tycoon F.X. Benedik claims he has been …
Business tycoon F.X. Benedik claims he has been threatened by a mysterious stranger Boswell Marsh. When F.X. Benedik is found murdered. Tony takes over the business and tries to track down ...
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The Spare Room
MovieMar 22, 1932

The Spare Room

Henpecked husband Jimmy asserts himself by having a night out …
Henpecked husband Jimmy asserts himself by having a night out with some lads who are out for a good time. He returns home worse for drink and his antics are featured from then on.
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1931
The Girl in the Night
MovieSep 1, 1931

The Girl in the Night

The Girl in the Night is a …
The Girl in the Night is a 1931 British crime film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edwards, Dorothy Boyd and Sam Livesey. It was made at Elstree Studios.
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Glamour
MovieJun 5, 1931

Glamour

Glamour is a 1931 British drama film directed by Seymour …
Glamour is a 1931 British drama film directed by Seymour Hicks and Harry Hughes and starring Seymour Hicks, Ellaline Terriss and Margot Grahame. A young, ruthless woman falls in love with a rising actor. It was loosely remade for the 1934 American film Glamour. There are currently no known surviving copies of the original film.
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Stepping Stones
MovieJun 1, 1931

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is a 1931 British musical film directed by …
Stepping Stones is a 1931 British musical film directed by Geoffrey Benstead. It was made at Isleworth Studios as a quota quickie. It is a revue-style show featuring a number of music hall performers.
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The Lyons Mail
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MovieApr 1, 1931

The Lyons Mail

The Lyons Mail is a 1931 British mystery film directed by …
The Lyons Mail is a 1931 British mystery film directed by Arthur Maude and starring John Martin Harvey, Norah Baring, and Ben Webster. It was based on the 1854 play The Courier of Lyons by Charles Reade and was also released under the alternative title Courrier de Lyon. The story is based on the Courrier de Lyon case. Filmed in 1930, it was to be leading actor John Martin-Harvey's only sound film.
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The Sleeping Cardinal
MovieFeb 1, 1931

The Sleeping Cardinal

Card cheat Ronald Adair …
Card cheat Ronald Adair hears a disembodied voice coming from a painting of a cardinal threatening him with exposure and disgrace unless he becomes part of a criminal conspiracy involving counterfeit money. Adair is reluctant and is later found shot in the head in a bank. Holmes rightly suspects that his arch-enemy Moriarty, the master of disguise, is behind the plot.
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1930
A Sister to Assist 'Er
MovieMar 4, 1930

A Sister to Assist 'Er

A poor woman poses as her …
A poor woman poses as her rich twin to fool a mean landlady.
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The W Plan
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MovieFeb 25, 1930

The W Plan

A British spy helps prisoners of war destroy Germans' secret …
A British spy helps prisoners of war destroy Germans' secret tunnels.
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1929
The Feather
MovieNov 15, 1929

The Feather

The Feather is a 1929 British romantic drama film directed …
The Feather is a 1929 British romantic drama film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott, based on the 1927 novel of the same name by Charlotte Mary Matheson, and starring Jameson Thomas, Véra Flory, Randle Ayrton and Mary Clare. It was made as a silent film with added sound effects and music. It was made by the independent producer Julius Hagen at Elstree Studios.
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Blackmail
MovieJun 30, 1929

Blackmail

In Director Sir Alfred Hitchcock's first talking movie (which …
In Director Sir Alfred Hitchcock's first talking movie (which actually started out as a silent movie, but switched to a talkie part way through filming) a young woman, Alice White, finds herself being blackmailed after killing a man in self defense. To complicate matters further, the hard-working policeman investigating the death is her boyfriend Frank Webber. Frank soon learns that Alice is responsible, but sets out to prove her innocent of murder, and stop the blackmailer.
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1874
Charles Paton
BirthJuly 1874

Charles Paton

Charles Paton was born.
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