Charles Ashton and British Silent Films

British Silent Film Star – Charles Ashton

Warwick Ward

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(1891-1967) Portrait taken by Thomas Staedeli.  Image held at the Swiss silent film collector’s website:

Biography from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and Internet Movie Database

Warwick Ward was an English actor and film producer. He appeared in 64 films between 1903 and 1933. He also produced 19 films between 1931 and 1958.  Ward appeared not only in English films, but American, German as well as French productions including: The Yellow Mask (1930), Stamboul (1931), Deadlock (1931), Ariane (1931) and the English version of the German film F.P.1 (1933). After that he retired completely from the film business and began a second career as a producer working up until the 1950s.

His early silent movies include: Wuthering Heights (1920), The Manchester Man (1920), The Diamond Necklace (1921), Petticoat Loose (1922), The Lady Owner (1923), Bulldog Drummond (1923) and Madame Sans-Gêne (1925).  His German silent films include: Variete (1925) and Die wunderbare Lüge der Nina Petrowna (1929).  In the sound era, he produced: The Last Chance (1937), French Leave (1937), Night Alone (1938), Me and My Pal (1939), Dead Men Are Dangerous (1939) Man from Morocco (1946), Quiet Weekend (1947) and Isn’t Life Wonderful! (1953).

Films with Charles Ashton

William Corder in Maria Marten (1928


Written by anneramsden

April 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm

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