Charles Ashton and British Silent Films

British Silent Film Star – Charles Ashton

Johnny Butt

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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)

Film Still from The Constable’s Move (1923) showing Johnny Butt as Bob Crummit on the right.

Johnny Butt appeared in hundreds of films, starting as early as 1906 (Hoaxing the Professor) and frequently appeared in character roles in silent films up until 1930.  He had a minor role in Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail, one of the first talking pictures.

Films with Charles Ashton

Joe Chambers in A Will and A Way (1922)

Mr Green in Head of the Family (1922)

Captain Hunt in Sam’s Boy (1922)

Bob Crummit in The Constable’s Move (1923)

Sergeant Tom Morris in The Monkey’s Paw (1923)

Farmer Rose in Lawyer Quince 1924

Written by anneramsden

April 28, 2010 at 3:04 pm

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  1. […] film version of The Monkey’s Paw starring Charles Ashton, Moore Marriott, Marie Adult and Johnny Butt. Though the film is incomplete this has to be the first screening in many many years. The plot is […]


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