Charles Ashton and British Silent Films

British Silent Film Star – Charles Ashton

Zoe Palmer

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Portrait of Zoe Palmer by Thomas Staedeli. Image held at the Swiss silent film collector’s website:  http://www.cyranos.ch/sppalm-e.htm accessed 30 November 2010.

Zoe Palmer began her film career in 1920 with the films: Run! Run!, On the Reserve and A Broken Contract, which were all directed by W. P. Kellino.  In 1921, Zoe took parts in two Dutch films Onder spiritistischen dwang and De zwarte tulp.  When she returned to England her last silent films were: Will of the Wisp comedies (1920), The Other Person (1921), Walls of Prejudice (1921), Was She Guilty? (1922), London’s Famous Cabarets: Metropole Midnight Follies (1925), the Luck of the Navy (1927), and Sweeney Todd (1928).  She appeared in a few talkies in the 1930’s: Double Dealing (32), Above Rubies (32) and The Blarney Stone (33).

Films with Charles Ashton

 

as Johanna in Sweeney Todd (1928) –

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Written by anneramsden

April 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm

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