Charles Ashton and British Silent Films

British Silent Film Star – Charles Ashton

The Skipper’s Wooing (1922)

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Following last year’s British Silent Film Festival’s successful showing of Sam’s Boy, another Manning Haynes adaptation of a popular story The Skipper’s Wooing by writer W.W. Jacobs will be shown on 9th April 2011 at 13.30 at the Barbican Centre, Cinema 1. This silent film, like Sam’s Boy, is of ‘men who go down to the sea in ships of moderate tonnage,’ and was shot along Britain’s east coast.

UK 1922 Dir. Manning Haynes 70 min.
Cast: Gordon Hopkirk, Cynthia Murtagh, Charles Levy, J.T. Macmillan, Bobby Rudd, Tom Coventry, Johnny Butt, Moore Marriott

For more information or to book tickets go to the Barbican Centre website

The full text of W.W. Jacobs’ story is available online through the Gutenberg project at

The Skipper’s Wooing film synopsis from the British Film Institute Archive

Written by anneramsden

March 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm

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