Charles Ashton and British Silent Films

British Silent Film Star – Charles Ashton

Thomas Bentley

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(1880-1950)

Bentley, born in London and trained as an engineer, became a vaudeville performer celebrated for impersonating Dickens’ characters on stage. His directing career in silent films began in 1910 with his adaptations of a number of Dickens’ novels to film. After his retirement from Hollywood in 1941 he became technical advisor to the British Film Council. Taken from Internet Movie Database http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0072872/bio Accessed 1 December 2009

Films with Charles Ashton

The American Prisoner (1928)

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Written by anneramsden

April 28, 2010 at 1:57 pm

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