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Tom Walls

From Wikipedia Tom Kirby Walls (18 February 1883 – 27 November 1949) was an English stage and film actor, producer and director, best known for presenting and co-starring in the Aldwych farces in the 1920s and for starring in and directing the film adaptations of those plays in the 1930s. Walls spent his early years as an actor, from 1905, mostly in musical comedy, touring the British provinces, North America and Australia and in the West End. He specialised in comic character roles, typically flirtatious middle aged men. In 1922 he went into management in partnership with the comic actor Leslie Henson. They had an early success in the West End with a long-running farce, Tons of Money, after which Walls commissioned and staged a series of farces at the Aldwych Theatre that ran almost continuously over the next decade. He and his co-star Ralph Lynn were among the most popular British actors of their time. In addition to his work in the theatre, Walls directed and acted in more than forty films between 1930 and 1949. Some of these were screen versions of the successful stage plays, others were specially-written comedies on similar lines, and there were also serious films, particularly later in Walls's career.


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Born:
Feb 18, 1883 In Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
28
First Appeared:
In the movie Rookery Nook 1930-02-11
Latest Project:
Movie The Interrupted Journey 1949-10-11
Known For
Poster of Crackerjack
Poster of Me and Marlborough
Poster of Leave It to Smith
Poster of Rookery Nook
Filmography
Movie The Interrupted Journey Mr. Clayton 1949-10-11
Movie Maytime in Mayfair Inspector 1949-05-24
Movie Spring in Park Lane Uncle Joshua Howard 1948-03-17
Movie Master of Bankdam 1947-08-20
Movie While I Live Nehemiah 1947-10-07
Movie Johnny Frenchman Net Pomeroy 1945-10-29
Movie The Halfway House Capt. Meadows 1944-02-01
Movie Love Story Tom Tanner 1944-11-20
Movie They Met in the Dark Christopher Child 1943-08-11
Movie Undercover Kossan Petrovitch 1943-07-26
Movie Strange Boarders Tommy Blythe 1938-05-01
Movie Crackerjack Jack Drake 1938-10-01
Movie For Valour Doubleday 1937-03-16
Movie Pot Luck 1936-04-01
Movie Dishonour Bright Stephen Champion 1936-09-21
Movie Foreign Affaires Capt. the Hon. Archibald Gore 1935-11-21
Movie Fighting Stock Brig. Gen. Sir Donald Rowley 1935-04-09
Movie Me and Marlborough John Churchill - Duke of Marlborough 1935-07-22
Movie A Cup of Kindness Fred Tutt 1934-05-07
Movie Lady in Danger Richard Dexter 1934-11-27
Movie Leave It to Smith Smith 1933-09-13
Movie The Blarney Stone Tim Fitzgerald 1933-03-01
Movie A Cuckoo in the Nest Maj. George Bone 1933-11-11
Movie Turkey Time Max Wheeler 1933-12-01
Movie A Night Like This Michael Mahoney 1932-03-16
Movie Plunder Freddie Malone 1931-09-07
Movie Rookery Nook Clive Popkiss 1930-02-11
Movie Canaries Sometimes Sing Geoffrey Lymes 1930-09-10
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