Charles Ashton and British Silent Films

British Silent Film Star – Charles Ashton

Jail Birds (1923)

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Production Company: Brouett-Egrot.  Director: Albert Brouett.  Script: Patrick L. Mannock.  Based on a sketch by: Karno, Fred

Duration: 74.0 min.  Format: 35mm Film.  Length: 2000 Feet

Genre: Comedy | Short

Cast: Harry Wright (the dude); George Turner (the curate); Cynthia Murtagh (the girl); Charles Ashton (the man); Cyril Percival (convict); Donald Searle (convict); Tom Coventry (convict).

Plot Synopsis from NFA Catalogue:

Adaptation of Fred Karno’s comedy set in a jail.


Written by anneramsden

March 9, 2010 at 4:29 pm

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