English Actress

Fay Compton

  • Sep 18, 1894 - Dec 12, 1978 (age 84)
  • 5' 4" (1.63 m)
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1978
Fay Compton
PersonalDecember 1978

Fay Compton

Fay Compton passed away.
1971
Journey to Midnight
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MovieNov 1, 1971

Journey to Midnight

Consists of two episodes of the UK TV series "Journey to the …
Consists of two episodes of the UK TV series "Journey to the Unknown" (1968): 'Poor Butterfly' (episode 1.6) and 'The Indian Spirit Guide' (episode 1.11).
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1970
The Virgin and the Gypsy
MovieJun 30, 1970

The Virgin and the Gypsy

Movie adaptation from the …
Movie adaptation from the novel by D.H. Lawrence, discovered after the celebrated author's death in 1930. A romantic love story tells of a prim young English girl who is sexually attracted to a seductively virile gypsy. The climatic dam burst is linked with the consummation of her desire.
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1969
I Start Counting
MovieJan 1, 1969

I Start Counting

A 14-year-old girl coming to terms with her sexuality, discovers …
A 14-year-old girl coming to terms with her sexuality, discovers that her adored older brother may be guilty of a series of bizarre sex crimes.
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1963
Uncle Vanya
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MovieNov 20, 1963

Uncle Vanya

Retired Professor Alexander Serebryakov has returned to …
Retired Professor Alexander Serebryakov has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased. Her mother and brother still live there and manage the farm. For many years, the brother, Uncle Vanya, has sent the farm's proceeds to the professor, while receiving only a small salary himself. Sonya, the professor's daughter, who is about the same age as his new wife, also lives on the estate. The professor is pompous, vain, and irritable. He calls Dr. Astrov to treat his gout, only to send him away without seeing him. Astrov is an experienced physician who performs his job conscientiously, but has lost all idealism and spends much of his time drinking. The presence of Yelena introduces a bit of sexual tension into the household. Astrov and Uncle Vanya both fall in love with Yelena. She spurns them both. Meanwhile, Sonya is in love with Astrov, who fails even to notice her. Finally, when the professor announces he wants to sell the estate, Vanya, whose admiration for the man died with his sister, tries to kill him.
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The Haunting
MovieAug 21, 1963

The Haunting

Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of …
Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity. With him are the skeptical young Luke, who stands to inherit the house, the mysterious and clairvoyant Theodora and the insecure Eleanor, whose psychic abilities make her feel somehow attuned to whatever spirits inhabit the old mansion. As time goes by it becomes obvious that they have gotten more than they bargained for as the ghostly presence in the house manifests itself in horrific and deadly ways.
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1959
Blackmail Is So Difficult
MovieApr 7, 1959

Blackmail Is So Difficult

Blackmail Is So Difficult released.
1957
The Story of Esther Costello
MovieAug 15, 1957

The Story of Esther Costello

Eighteen-year-old Esther has …
Eighteen-year-old Esther has been deaf and blind since the accident which killed her mother. Wealthy Margaret Landi, a native of Esther's village in Ireland, is talked into helping to educate and possibly heal Esther. Margaret grows to love Esther as a daughter, but finds Esther's innocence threatened by sleazy promoters and her own sleazy ex-husband.
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Town on Trial
MovieJan 22, 1957

Town on Trial

At a local tennis club in a posh London suburb, an attractive …
At a local tennis club in a posh London suburb, an attractive but flirty young woman is murdered, prompting a Scotland Yard investigation.
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1956
Doublecross
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MovieFeb 1, 1956

Doublecross

A Cornish poacher clashes with dangerous international spies.
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1955
Miss Patterson
MovieJun 28, 1955

Miss Patterson

Miss Patterson released.
Fantastic Summer
MovieMar 1, 1955

Fantastic Summer

Fantastic Summer released.
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, a gambling den, racing greyhounds, and a sleazy bar - to his eccentric niece Clara Hilton (Dame Margaret Rutherford). ...
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1953
I Vinti
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MovieSep 4, 1953

I Vinti

Three stories of well-off youths who commit murders. In the …
Three stories of well-off youths who commit murders. In the French episode a group of high school students kill one of their colleagues for his money. In the Italian episode a university student is involved in smuggling cigarettes. In the English episode a lazy poet finds the body of a woman on the downs, and tries to sell his story to the press.
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1952
Lady Possessed
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MovieJan 8, 1952

Lady Possessed

In a London nursing home, Jean Wilson, a happily-married …
In a London nursing home, Jean Wilson, a happily-married American woman, while in a state of self-consciousness, hears Jimmy Del Palma, angrily berate the hospital management for the out-dated treatment used on his wife, who dies a bit later. When she is well again, Jean rents the former home of Del Palma, a famous concert pianist, and his late wife. Not knowing why, she begins to fall in love with the absent man and on hearing about his wife's death, dreams of taking her place. Her dream comes to close to becoming reality.
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1951
Othello
MovieNov 27, 1951

Othello

Desdemona, daughter of a Venetian aristocrat, elopes …
Desdemona, daughter of a Venetian aristocrat, elopes with Moorish military hero Othello, to the great resentment of Othello's envious underling Iago. Alas, Iago knows Othello's weakness, and with chilling malice works on him with but too good effect.
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Laughter in Paradise
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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Blackmailed
MovieJan 30, 1951

Blackmailed

Mrs. Christopher (Fay Compton), a kindly volunteer worker at a …
Mrs. Christopher (Fay Compton), a kindly volunteer worker at a large hospital, does a favor for a patient by delivering a sum of money to Mr. Sine (James Robertson Justice). When she discovers he is a blackmailer, she threatens to expose him, and a struggle ensues in which she kills him. Her willingness to take the law into her own hands has a disastrous effect on former victims of the blackmailer.
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1949
The Forbidden Street
MovieMar 31, 1949

The Forbidden Street

A rich woman in Victorian England marries a poor artist from the …
A rich woman in Victorian England marries a poor artist from the wrong side of the track, and finds herself the victim of a blackmailing plot.
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1948
Esther Waters
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MovieSep 22, 1948

Esther Waters

Esther (Kathleen Ryan) goes into service in Victorian England, …
Esther (Kathleen Ryan) goes into service in Victorian England, only to be seduced by the sweet talking groom William (Sir Dirk Bogarde), who then takes off with his employer's daughter. Left alone to bring up the child, Esther manages, and after seven years, has a chance at happiness. Then William turns up again.
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London Belongs to Me
MovieAug 12, 1948

London Belongs to Me

Percy Boon lives with his mother in a shared rented house with …
Percy Boon lives with his mother in a shared rented house with an assortment of characters in central London. Although well intentioned, Percy becomes mixed up with gangsters and a murder. ...
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1947
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
MovieMar 12, 1947

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nic…

A young, compassionate …
A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.
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Odd Man Out
MovieJan 30, 1947

Odd Man Out

Johnny McQueen, leader of a clandestine Irish …
Johnny McQueen, leader of a clandestine Irish organization, has been hiding in the house of Kathleen and her mother, planning a hold-up that will provide his group with the funds needed to continue its activities. During the hold-up, things go sour: Johnny is wounded, cannot make it back to the hideout, and disappears in the back-alleys of Belfast. Immediately, a large-scale man-hunt is launched, and the city is tightly covered by the constabulary, whose chief is intent on capturing Johnny and the other members of the gang. Kathleen sets out in search of Johnny.
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1942
Ralph Michael
Marriage1942

Ralph Michael

Ralph Michael (26 September 1907 – 9 November 1994) was an …
Ralph Michael (26 September 1907 – 9 November 1994) was an English actor. He was born as Ralph Champion Shotter in London. His film appearances included Dead of Night, A Night to Remember, Children of the Damned, Grand Prix, The Assassination Bureau and Empire of the Sun.
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1941
The Prime Minister
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MovieMar 4, 1941

The Prime Minister

A biopic of the legendary Benjamin Disraeli, his rise from a …
A biopic of the legendary Benjamin Disraeli, his rise from a foppish young novelist to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and confidante of Queen Victoria.
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1939
So This Is London
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MovieMar 1, 1939

So This Is London

American (Churchill) in London dislikes England until his …
American (Churchill) in London dislikes England until his daughter (Lehmann) falls for the son (Granger) of the Lord (Drayton) with whom he wants to conclude a business deal.
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1936
The Mill on the Floss
MovieDec 31, 1936

The Mill on the Floss

Mr. Tulliver owns a mill on …
Mr. Tulliver owns a mill on the Floss River in Lincolnshire. He has two children, hot-headed and arrogant Tom and kind-hearted Maggie. Maggie has a friendly relationship with the lame Philip Wakem, a good lad who is deeply fond of Maggie. But Tom cares little for Philip, the result of a long-running feud between Tom's father and Philip's, a wealthy man to whom Mr. Tulliver is in debt. As the children grow to adulthood, the bad blood between Tulliver and Wakem comes to a boil, with tragic results. Tom, now a responsible but still hot-tempered young man, tries to restore the family's lost fortunes, but also tries to stop what he perceives to be a growing romance between Maggie and Philip. But when Stephen Guest, the fiancè of Tom's and Maggie's cousin Lucy, enters the picture, a chaotic clash of romance, family pride, and deception leads to disaster.
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1934
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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Waltzes from Vienna
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MovieMar 1, 1934

Waltzes from Vienna

The story of Johann Strauss the elder and younger.
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Autumn Crocus
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MovieJan 29, 1934

Autumn Crocus

A demure Manchester schoolmistress falls in love …
A demure Manchester schoolmistress falls in love whilst holidaying in the Austrian Tyrol.
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1931
Tell England
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MovieMar 2, 1931

Tell England

Two friends enlist in the British army during World War 1 …
Two friends enlist in the British army during World War 1 and take part in the Gallipoli campaign.
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Uneasy Virtue
MovieFeb 5, 1931

Uneasy Virtue

Uneasy Virtue is a 1931 British comedy film directed by …
Uneasy Virtue is a 1931 British comedy film directed by Norman Walker and starring Fay Compton, Edmund Breon, Francis Lister, Donald Calthrop, and Garry Marsh. The film was based on the play The Happy Husband (1927) by Harrison Owen.
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Cape Forlorn
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MovieJan 8, 1931

Cape Forlorn

Cape Forlorn is a 1931 British drama film directed by Ewald …
Cape Forlorn is a 1931 British drama film directed by Ewald André Dupont and starring Fay Compton, Frank Harvey and Ian Hunter. It was the English-language version of a British International Pictures multiple-language production with France and Germany which also made Le cap perdu and Menschen im Käfig. The film is also known as The Love Storm.
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1928
Zero
MovieAug 31, 1928

Zero

An author feigns death so he can live with his mistress but …
An author feigns death so he can live with his mistress but returns to his wife when she falls ill.
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1927
Somehow Good
MovieOct 31, 1927

Somehow Good

An amnesiac weds the wife he ejected after she was …
An amnesiac weds the wife he ejected after she was assaulted in a brothel.
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Robinson Crusoe
MovieMay 19, 1927

Robinson Crusoe

A shipwrecked man's prolonged stay on a desert island.
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1926
London Love
MovieJul 22, 1926

London Love

A rich man's chauffeur kills his mistress and frames his …
A rich man's chauffeur kills his mistress and frames his daughter's fiancé.
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1925
The Happy Ending
MovieJan 1, 1925

The Happy Ending

A wastrel returns to blackmail his wife who has told her …
A wastrel returns to blackmail his wife who has told her children that he died a hero.
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1924
The Eleventh Commandment
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MovieJul 31, 1924

The Eleventh Commandment

An actress thwarts a …
An actress thwarts a blackmailer by taking the blame for her sister's compromise.
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Claude Duval
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MovieApr 1, 1924

Claude Duval

A Frenchman turns highwayman after a duchess's cousin …
A Frenchman turns highwayman after a duchess's cousin frames him for killing a title blackmailer.
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1923
The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots
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MovieOct 1, 1923

The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots

The Dauphin's widow weds a …
The Dauphin's widow weds a lord and is executed for plotting against the queen.
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This Freedom
MovieMar 21, 1923

This Freedom

A cleric's daughter marries but stays in business so that her …
A cleric's daughter marries but stays in business so that her neglected children grow up perverted.
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1922
A Bill of Divorcement
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MovieAug 1, 1922

A Bill of Divorcement

A girl renounces her love to …
A girl renounces her love to care for her insane father so that her mother may marry again.
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Diana of the Crossways
MovieMay 1, 1922

Diana of the Crossways

A barrister divorces his wife …
A barrister divorces his wife after she has an affair with the prime minister and betrays a cabinet secret.
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The House of Peril
MovieFeb 1, 1922

The House of Peril

In Deauville a German couple lure girl gamblers to a 'haunted' …
In Deauville a German couple lure girl gamblers to a 'haunted' house and kill them for their jewels.
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Leon Quartermaine
Marriage1922

Leon Quartermaine

Leon Quartermaine (24 September 1876 – 25 June 1967) was a …
Leon Quartermaine (24 September 1876 – 25 June 1967) was a British actor whose stage career, in Britain and the United States, extended from the early 1900s to the 1950s.
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1921
The Old Wives' Tale
MovieDec 1, 1921

The Old Wives' Tale

A woman leaves her husband to run a Paris boarding house, …
A woman leaves her husband to run a Paris boarding house, and reunites with her sister after the war.
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A Woman of No Importance
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MovieJul 1, 1921

A Woman of No Importance

A widow's son refuses to be …
A widow's son refuses to be adopted by a Lord when he learns the Lord is her father.
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1917
The Labour Leader
MovieJun 1, 1917

The Labour Leader

A Socialist weds a pregnant laundress and becomes the …
A Socialist weds a pregnant laundress and becomes the first Labour MP
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One Summer's Day
MovieJun 1, 1917

One Summer's Day

A Captain adopts a his friend's son who is later blackmailed by …
A Captain adopts a his friend's son who is later blackmailed by his gypsy mother.
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1914
She Stoops to Conquer
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MovieMar 1, 1914

She Stoops to Conquer

Mr. Hardcastle, an old …
Mr. Hardcastle, an old-fashioned country gentleman, has a daughter, Kate, whom he designs to marry young Marlow, the son of his old friend Sir Charles Marlow. Letters on the subject have passed between Hardcastle and Sir Charles, and it has been arranged that young Marlow shall pay a visit to the Hardcastles, with the hope that the two young persons may develop a mutual interest that will fulfill the wishes of their parents. Young Marlow, as it happens, though hale fellow among men and quite at his ease with women of the humbler classes, is shy and embarrassed in the presence of ladies of means and position. He dreads the visit to the Hardeastles, but is persuaded to go by his friend, Hastings, who is in love with Mrs. Hardcastle's niece, Constance Neville. Hastings volunteers to accompany young Marlow in order to be near his own fair one, and thus to seek opportunity to defeat the plan of Mrs. Hardcastle, who intends that Constance Neville shall wed her own son by a former marriage, Tony Lumpkin, a loutish, prankish young man. When Hastings and young Marlow stop at a tavern to inquire the way to Mr. Hardcastle's house, they fall in with Tony, who is carousing with the frequenters of the tavern. Tony plays a practical joke; he directs them to Hardcastle's house but tells them that it is an inn kept by a man who poses as a gentleman. Hastings and Marlow go to Mr. Hardcastle's house, and, thinking the place an inn, lord it about and give blunt orders in a fashion that drives their bewildered host almost to distraction. Hastings is first to discover their mistake. He comes face to face with his beloved Constance, and she sets him right. He decides, however, to keep young Marlow in the dark, for he knows that his friend will take the first excuse to depart when he has once learned the truth about the supposed inn. So Hastings tells young Marlow that Miss Neville and Miss Hardcastle happen to be stopping in the house. Young Marlow is then introduced to Miss Hardcastle, but he is so overwhelmed by shyness that he dare not raise his eyes to look at her, and he escapes from the tete-a-tete as quickly as he can. Later, however, meeting Miss Hardcastle in the housewife's dress which her father requires her to put on every evening, he mistakes her for the barmaid, and at once, with all confidence, develops an interest in her. She does not at first undeceive him, but rather leads him on, for she recognizes his merits. When it is obvious that, because of the supposed difference in their stations, there can be no further relations between them, she at last tells him that he is in Mr. Hardcastle's house, and that she is a poor relation of the family. Young Marlow professes his love for her, but he is extremely disturbed by the realization of his unmeant rudeness to Mr. Hardcastle, whose genial reassurances, when the mistake has been explained, barely induce the young man to remain in the house. The sudden arrival of the senior Marlow helps to clear the situation, but there is still some confusion due to the fact that young Marlow does not yet suspect the true identity of Miss Hardcastle. Meantime Hastings, with the assistance of Tony, who is quite out of sympathy with his mother's plan to marry him to Miss Neville, has planned to elope with his fair one. Tony gets Miss Neville's jewels out of his mother's apartment and hands them over to Hastings, who gives them to young Marlow to care for. Young Marlow at once places them in charge of Mrs. Hardcastle, whom he supposes to be the "landlady." Thus Miss Neville has to give up the idea of taking her jewels with her. The elopement is later frustrated by Tony's stupidity in asking Mrs. Hardcastle to read him a note sent to him by Hastings. Mrs. Hardcastle, in a high dudgeon, sets out with her niece by carriage to place the girl in charge of a relative, but Tony, who accompanies the carriage, so manages that after a boisterous journey the carriage stops in a pond near the place where it started, and while Mrs. Hardcastle, thinking they are many miles from home, is hysterical over imaginary danger from highwaymen. Miss Neville slips from the coach into the waiting Hastings' arms. She decides against eloping, however, and induces Hastings to take her back to the house. The confusion as to young Marlow's attitude towards Kate Hardcastle is finally cleared up when his father and Mr. Hardcastle, after witnessing from behind a screen a tender love passage, suddenly appear and make young Marlow aware of Kate's true identity. Happy relationships are quickly established, and Hastings and Constance, returning at the moment, are forgiven by Mrs. Hardcastle.
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Lauri de Frece
Marriage1914

Lauri de Frece

Lauri de Frece (3 March 1880 – 25 August 1921) was an English …
Lauri de Frece (3 March 1880 – 25 August 1921) was an English actor and singer who appeared in musical theatre and in films of the silent era. His original name was Maurice de Frece. He was the brother of Walter de Frece and the husband of Fay Compton.
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1912
Anthony Pelissier
ChildJuly 1912

Anthony Pelissier

Harry Anthony Compton Pelissier (27 July 1912 – 2 April 1988) …
Harry Anthony Compton Pelissier (27 July 1912 – 2 April 1988) was an English actor, screenwriter, producer and director.
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1911
H. G. Pelissier
Marriage1911

H. G. Pelissier

Harry Gabriel "H. G." Pélissier (27 April 1874 – 25 September …
Harry Gabriel "H. G." Pélissier (27 April 1874 – 25 September 1913) was an English theatrical producer, composer, and satirist. He presented a number of theatrical productions during the Edwardian era, such as Pélissier's Follies.
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1894
Fay Compton
BirthSeptember 1894

Fay Compton

Fay Compton was born.
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