Charles Ashton and British Silent Films

British Silent Film Star – Charles Ashton

Stewart Rome

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Stewart Rome was a British actor who appeared in more than 150 films between 1913 and 1950. He was born in Newbury, Berkshiren in 1886 as Wernham Ryott Gifford, but took the stage name of Stewart Rome. He was a major star in the silent era.

A postcard picture of Stewart Rome can be seen at a Swiss collector’s website

In the 1920s at the height of his career, Rome acted in both British and German film productions. He appeared in the following German films: “Im Schatten der Moschee” (1923), “Vater Voss” (1925), “Die Insel der verbotenen Küsse” (1926), “Colonialskandal” (1927), “Die Frau ohne Namen” (1927) and “Der rote Kreis” (1929).  In England at this time, his films included: “The Great Gay Road” (1920), “Christie Johnstone” (1921), “When Greek Meets Greek” (1922), “The Desert Sheik” (1924), “The Eleventh Commandment” (1924), Reveille (1924), “The Passing of Mr. Quinn” (28) and “The Man Who Changes His Name” (1928).

Films with Charles Ashton

Nutty: Fred’s soldier pal in Reveille (1924)

Betty Balfour (Mick, a flapper) and Stewart Rome (Nutty, soldier) in Reveille (1924)


Written by anneramsden

June 13, 2011 at 1:42 pm

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