Character Actress

Esma Cannon

  • Dec 27, 1905 - Oct 18, 1972 (age 66)
  • 4' 7" (1.40 m)
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1972
Esma Cannon
PersonalOctober 1972

Esma Cannon

Esma Cannon passed away.
1964
Hide and Seek
MovieMar 11, 1964

Hide and Seek

A Cambridge astrophysicist on routine business in London …
A Cambridge astrophysicist on routine business in London finds it frustratingly difficult to return a wallet of money to an Eastern European friend, a task complicated by a puzzling if scatterbrained society girl.
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1963
Carry On Cabby
MovieNov 7, 1963

Carry On Cabby

Speedee Taxis is a great success, which means its workaholic …
Speedee Taxis is a great success, which means its workaholic owner Charlie starts neglecting Peggy, his wife. Suddenly a fleet of rival taxis appears from nowhere and start pinching all the fares. The rivals are Glamcabs, and they have a secret weapon. All their drivers are very attractive women! Who's behind Glamcabs? It's open warfare and only one fleet can survive!
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Nurse on Wheels
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MovieJan 1, 1963

Nurse on Wheels

Quietly competent young Joanna moves with her scatterbrain …
Quietly competent young Joanna moves with her scatterbrain mother to a country village to take up her first job as District Nurse. She soon overcomes the suspicion of her patients used to someone rather older, while becoming romantically involved with a local farmer - at least until he tries to evict a newly-arrived expectant couple who park their caravan on his land.
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1962
On the Beat
MovieDec 11, 1962

On the Beat

Norman wants to be a policeman like his father was, but he …
Norman wants to be a policeman like his father was, but he fails the height test (amongst others). One day he gets out his father's old uniform and "walks the beat". This leads to a level of chaos that only Norman could cause.
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The Fast Lady
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MovieDec 1, 1962

The Fast Lady

A naive Scotsman buys a vintage sports car and learns to drive …
A naive Scotsman buys a vintage sports car and learns to drive in order to impress the daughter of an arrogant aristocrat who despises him.
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We Joined the Navy
MovieNov 22, 1962

We Joined the Navy

This is the story of the riotous, romantic, exciting, …
This is the story of the riotous, romantic, exciting, astonishing and highly entertaining adventures of Lieutenant Commander "Bodger" Badger, R.N. (Kenneth More). An exceptionally likeable fellow, the Badger has one besetting sin, a shining honesty.
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Dr. Finlay's Casebook
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TV ShowAug 16, 1962

Dr. Finlay's Casebook

Dr. Finlay's Casebook is a …
Dr. Finlay's Casebook is a television drama series that was produced and broadcast by the BBC from 1962 until 1971. Based on A. J. Cronin's novella entitled Country Doctor, the storylines centred on a general medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s. Cronin was the primary writer for the show between 1962 and 1964.
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Over the Odds
MovieJun 29, 1962

Over the Odds

Over the Odds is a 1961 British comedy film directed by …
Over the Odds is a 1961 British comedy film directed by Michael Forlong and starring Marjorie Rhodes, Glenn Melvyn, Cyril Smith, Esma Cannon and Thora Hird and Wilfrid Lawson. The screenplay concerns a bookmaker who struggles to cope with his two mothers-in-law. It was based on a play by Rex Arundel.
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Carry On Cruising
MovieApr 13, 1962

Carry On Cruising

Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew …
Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ...
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1961
In the Doghouse
MovieDec 17, 1961

In the Doghouse

British comedy about the ups and downs of a London vet.
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The Rag Trade
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TV ShowOct 6, 1961

The Rag Trade

The Rag Trade is a British television sitcom broadcast …
The Rag Trade is a British television sitcom broadcast by the BBC between 1961 and 1963 and by LWT between 1977 and 1978. The scripts were by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney, who later wrote Wild, Wild Women, Meet the Wife and On the Buses. Wild, Wild Women was a period variation of The Rag Trade.
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What a Carve Up!
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MovieSep 15, 1961

What a Carve Up!

Ernie's uncle Gabriel has just died but to claim his inheritance …
Ernie's uncle Gabriel has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral home with the rest of his relatives. Before long the guests begin to drop dead.
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Raising the Wind
MovieSep 7, 1961

Raising the Wind

A group of students at an elite music school decide to share …
A group of students at an elite music school decide to share a flat in order to cut their living costs and have somewhere to practice together. They get into quite a few scraps and adventures, including impersonating a celebrity quintet. However when Mervyn Hughes accidentally sells a catchy pop tune to an advertising agency he risks losing his scholarship unless he and his friends can raise the money to buy the rights back.
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Carry On Regardless
MovieMar 23, 1961

Carry On Regardless

The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange …
The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange people to perform some very strange jobs. Even the simplest of tasks get bungled by the incompetent but lovable staff.
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1960
No Kidding
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MovieDec 18, 1960

No Kidding

A young, married couple inherit an estate and decide to turn it …
A young, married couple inherit an estate and decide to turn it into a summer camp for children.
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Carry On Constable
MovieFeb 25, 1960

Carry On Constable

With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits …
With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the operations of the police force and let plenty of criminals get away, even before they arrive at the station. They all have to prove themselves or else they'll be out of a job and Sergeant Wilkins will be transferred. Sub-plots include romances between Wilkins and Moon, Constable and Passworthy.
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The Flesh and the Fiends
MovieFeb 2, 1960

The Flesh and the Fiends

The Flesh and the Fiends …
The Flesh and the Fiends (US title Mania) is a 1960 British horror film directed by John Gilling. It stars Peter Cushing as 19th-century medical doctor Robert Knox, who purchases human corpses for research from a murderous pair named Burke and Hare (George Rose and Donald Pleasence). The film is based on the true case of Burke and Hare, who murdered at least 16 people in 1828 Edinburgh, Scotland and sold their bodies for anatomical research.
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Inn for Trouble
MovieFeb 1, 1960

Inn for Trouble

A London couple apply to run a country inn and discover that …
A London couple apply to run a country inn and discover that someone doesn't want them to make a success of it.
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1959
I'm All Right Jack
MovieAug 13, 1959

I'm All Right Jack

Naive Stanley Windrush (Ian Carmichael) returns from the …
Naive Stanley Windrush (Ian Carmichael) returns from the war, his mind set on a successful career in business. Much to his own dismay, he soon finds he has to start from the bottom and work his way up, and also that the management, as well as the trade union, use him as a tool in their fight for power.
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Jack the Ripper
MovieMay 28, 1959

Jack the Ripper

In 1888, Jack the Ripper is on his killing spree. Scotland Yard …
In 1888, Jack the Ripper is on his killing spree. Scotland Yard Inspector O'Neill is pleased to welcome to London his old friend Sam Lowry, a New York City detective who has come to visit him and is only too happy to help out with the case. Sam becomes attracted to Anne Ford, a modern woman for the age, but her guardian, Dr. Tranter doesn't quite approve. The good doctor also seems to be out when the Ripper murders occur. As the population edge ever loser to taking the law into their own hands, the police slowly close in the killer.
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1958
Further Up the Creek
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MovieOct 28, 1958

Further Up the Creek

A naval captain has to deal with dodgy dealings by his crew.
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1956
Three Men in a Boat
MovieDec 20, 1956

Three Men in a Boat

Three London gentlemen take vacation rowing down the …
Three London gentlemen take vacation rowing down the Thames, encountering various mishaps and misadventures along the way.
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A Touch of the Sun
MovieOct 1, 1956

A Touch of the Sun

Willie is a hall porter who is left a fortune but after living it up …
Willie is a hall porter who is left a fortune but after living it up for a while he returns to his old hotel which is in financial difficulties.
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Sailor Beware!
MovieSep 4, 1956

Sailor Beware!

Battle-axe Emma Hornett dominates her hen-pecked …
Battle-axe Emma Hornett dominates her hen-pecked husband Henry, his meek sister Edie and daughter Shirley. Shirley is to marry young sailor Albert,raised in an orphanage,and he and best man Carnoustie stay with the Hornetts on the eve of the wedding, though Emma makes sure the stag night is a brief one. Next day Albert fails to show up for the wedding. He eventually turns up at the house and confides in the vicar that if family life is anything like the Hornetts he wants no part of it. When the Hornetts are told this Emma declares that she sees that has been a "very wicked woman" and will mend her ways but, as the young couple eventually marry and move into their own house , one wonders how long her change of heart will last.
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1955
Simon and Laura
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MovieNov 22, 1955

Simon and Laura

In the 1950's days of only BBC television, a wet-behind-the …
In the 1950's days of only BBC television, a wet-behind-the-ears producer has the idea of basing a family drama series on a real-life happily married actor couple. Unfortunately he chooses the Fosters, who need the money and so do the show. Actors they may be, but happily married they most surely are not.
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Out of the Clouds
MovieFeb 14, 1955

Out of the Clouds

A busy day at London Airport. Follow the lives and loves of …
A busy day at London Airport. Follow the lives and loves of the crew and passengers.
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1954
The Sleeping Tiger
MovieJun 21, 1954

The Sleeping Tiger

After a convict breaks in a psychotherapist's home, he …
After a convict breaks in a psychotherapist's home, he agrees to rehabilitation rather than arrest but the therapist's wife becomes infatuated with him.
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1953
The Steel Key
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MovieMay 1, 1953

The Steel Key

An adventurer investigates the theft of a formula for hardened …
An adventurer investigates the theft of a formula for hardened steel, assisted by his girlfriend.
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Noose for a Lady
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MovieApr 8, 1953

Noose for a Lady

A woman has been sentenced to death by hanging. Her cousin …
A woman has been sentenced to death by hanging. Her cousin believes she is innocent and he works against time to prove it before she is executed.
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1952
Crow Hollow
MovieAug 1, 1952

Crow Hollow

A story of a newly-wed wife of a young doctor who goes to …
A story of a newly-wed wife of a young doctor who goes to live with him in an oppressive old house where various mysterious attempts are made on her life.
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1950
Last Holiday
MovieMay 3, 1950

Last Holiday

George Bird's rather lonely, anonymous existence as an …
George Bird's rather lonely, anonymous existence as an underappreciated seller of farm machinery is jarred when his physician informs him that he is suffering from the rare malady Lampington's Disease, and only has a few weeks to live. Believing he has nothing to lose, Bird resigns his position and withdraws his modest life savings in order to spend his remaining time in a "posh" seaside resort. There he keeps his own counsel about his condition and meets people who live in a world he could never have imagined existed. Incredibly, he finds personal and professional opportunities now open to him that that he never dreamed would be his, but unfortunately, he is no position to take advantage of them, until fate lends a hand.
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Double Confession
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MovieApr 1, 1950

Double Confession

When his wife is murdered, the husband tries to divert …
When his wife is murdered, the husband tries to divert suspicion from himself to someone else. Unfortunately, his scheme winds up getting him mixed up with some real murderers.
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Guilt Is My Shadow
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MovieMar 22, 1950

Guilt Is My Shadow

After a failed bank robbery the getaway driver flees to the …
After a failed bank robbery the getaway driver flees to the Devon countryside and the farm of his uncle.
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1949
Fools Rush In
MovieMay 23, 1949

Fools Rush In

Howes plays Pamela Dickson, an impulsive young bride-to-be, …
Howes plays Pamela Dickson, an impulsive young bride-to-be, while Guy Rolfe portrays her long-lost father Paul. Ostensibly a cad and bounder, Paul turns out to be just the opposite when he arrives for Pamela's wedding.
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The Huggetts Abroad
MovieMay 1, 1949

The Huggetts Abroad

Life is not going well for the Huggetts. Father has lost his …
Life is not going well for the Huggetts. Father has lost his job. Jimmy and his wife cannot get to South Africa where he has a new job. So the family decide that they should go to South ...
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1948
Here Come the Huggetts
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MovieNov 24, 1948

Here Come the Huggetts

The return of the Huggett …
The return of the Huggett family. After first meeting the family at the Holiday Camp, this is on the home front. The Huggetts are about to have their first telephone installed. In today's high technology age, it is an interesting look at the late 40s, when all this was brand new.
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1947
Jassy
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MovieAug 12, 1947

Jassy

In 17th. century England, Jassy is believed a witch because …
In 17th. century England, Jassy is believed a witch because she has sometimes visions of approaching disasters. When Barney Hatton, an impoverished gentry whose gambling father has lost the family home, helps her anyway she will not forget and will try to help him have his property back - at any price?
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Holiday Camp
MovieAug 5, 1947

Holiday Camp

Mr. and Mrs. Average British Family...if the average British …
Mr. and Mrs. Average British Family...if the average British family consists of a husband, wife, widowed daughter and an adventurous son...go to a holiday camp, and encounter many people who are there for various and sundry reasons; a young, unmarried couple who are about to become parents sans wedlock; a sadist eluding Scotland Yard and looking for more sadist activities; a husband-seeking spinster; two would-be gamblers looking just to make expenses; and a middle-aged matron on her first holiday after years of taking care of her invalid mother.
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1946
The Years Between
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MovieApr 3, 1946

The Years Between

A Member of Parliament, who had been reportedly killed in …
A Member of Parliament, who had been reportedly killed in action during World War II, unexpectedly returns to his family, only to find that his wife has been persuaded to take his seat in the House of Commons.
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1945
Ernst Littman
MarriageSeptember 1945

Ernst Littman

Married Ernst Littman.
1944
Don't Take It to Heart
MovieOct 18, 1944

Don't Take It to Heart

The castle ghost helps the …
The castle ghost helps the lady and the lawyer beat off developers.
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English Without Tears
MovieJul 28, 1944

English Without Tears

While Lady Christabel …
While Lady Christabel Beauclark, a bird fancier, is scurrying about demanding certain territorial rights for British birds from other countries, Her Ladyship's niece is falling in love with the family butler, Tom Gilbey. The birds are forgotten when war breaks out, and Gilbey now finds himself in love with the niece whose love was previously unrequited.
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The Way Ahead
MovieJun 6, 1944

The Way Ahead

At the outset of World War II, a disparate group of civilians …
At the outset of World War II, a disparate group of civilians undergo basic training and prepare to fight for their country. The recruits include men from all classes, educations, and professions. At first, they object to their regimented lifestyle, and resent the constant supervision of their training Sergeant. Gradually, they learn their new skills and develop pride in what they are doing. Destined to be part of the invasion of French North Africa, their ship is nearly sunk. They soon find themselves fighting the Germans and putting their training to good use.
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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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1942
Asking for Trouble
MovieSep 1, 1942

Asking for Trouble

Asking for Trouble is a 1942 British comedy film directed by …
Asking for Trouble is a 1942 British comedy film directed by Oswald Mitchell and starring Max Miller, Carole Lynne and Wilfrid Hyde-White. Its plot follows a fishmonger who takes up bookmaking to earn extra cash.
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1940
The Briggs Family
MovieSep 7, 1940

The Briggs Family

The Briggs Family is a 1940 British drama film directed by …
The Briggs Family is a 1940 British drama film directed by Herbert Mason and starring Edward Chapman, Felix Aylmer, Jane Baxter, Oliver Wakefield and Austin Trevor. During the Second World War, a special constable and former solicitor is called upon to defend his son who is accused of the theft of a car.
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1939
Poison Pen
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MovieJul 4, 1939

Poison Pen

A small, sedate British village is shocked when its residents …
A small, sedate British village is shocked when its residents begin receiving hate-filled diatribes, known as "poison pen letters".
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I Met a Murderer
MovieMar 4, 1939

I Met a Murderer

Farmer Mark Warrow lives an unhappy existence with his …
Farmer Mark Warrow lives an unhappy existence with his shrewish wife Martha. His only happiness comes from his dog. When his wife loses her temper and kills his beloved pet, Warrow snaps and murders Martha. He goes on the run and comes across a young woman in a caravan. She gives him a lift and unbeknownst to him, she recognizes him and plans to write a book called "I Met a Murderer". She unexpectedly falls for him as the police close in.
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1938
Love from a Stranger
MovieNov 23, 1938

Love from a Stranger

Love from a Stranger released.
1937
The Last Adventurers
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MovieOct 28, 1937

The Last Adventurers

A skipper's daughter falls for a humble fisherman rescued …
A skipper's daughter falls for a humble fisherman rescued by her father.
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1905
Esma Cannon
BirthDecember 1905

Esma Cannon

Esma Cannon was born.
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