Charles Ashton and British Silent Films

British Silent Film Star – Charles Ashton

The Constable’s Move (1923)

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Production company: Artistic FilmsDirector: H. Manning Haynes.  Script: Lydia Hayward (writer), W.W.Jacobs (story “Constable’s Move”)

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Charles Ashton (PC Evans); Johnny Butt (Bob Cummit).

This 1923 comedy film was directed by H. Manning Haynes, starring Johnny Butt as Bob Crummit, Charles Ashton as PC Evans, and written and adapted by Lydia Hayward, W.W. Jacobs.

STILL 24: PC EVANS (CHARLES ASHTON) AND BOB CRUMMIT (JOHNNY BUTT) IN THE CONSTABLE'S MOVE

STILL 24: PC EVANS (CHARLES ASHTON) AND BOB CRUMMIT (JOHNNY BUTT) IN THE CONSTABLE'S MOVE

The storyline is taken from W.W. Jacob’s novel since there is no synopsis for the film on the movie websites.

Bob Crummit is not happy when PC Evans and his wife move in next door.  One night the constable gives chase to three suspicious men including Crummit, but they turn on him and give the gallant policeman a thrashing.  Afterwards one of the neighbours reports a burglary though nothing has been stolen.  Evans suspects Crummit but because he has been promoted to sergeant for his bravery for confronting the three men, he won’t be living next to Crummit for much longer.

STILL 25: JOHNNY BUTT AS BOB CRUMMIT AND CHARLES ASHTON AS PC EVANS IN CONSTABLE’S MOVE (1923)

STILL 25: JOHNNY BUTT AS BOB CRUMMIT AND CHARLES ASHTON AS PC EVANS IN CONSTABLE’S MOVE (1923)

The film is presumed lost.

Written by anneramsden

March 9, 2010 at 4:24 pm

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