January 2, 2017


Miles Malleson (1888-1969) b. Croydon, Surrey, England.

Miles Malleson

He was also, however, on the advisory council of the Masses Stage and Film Guild established by the Independent Labour Party (ILP) in 1929 to bring ‘plays and films of an international character to working-class audiences’; he was the author of a play on the Tolpuddle Martyrs supported by the Trades Union Congress, and, simultaneously, he was one of Herbert Wilcox’s leading scriptwriters in the 1910s, with credits including such hits as Nell Gwyn (1934) and Peg of Old Drury (1935), the patriotic celebrations of monarchy, Victoria the Great (1937) and Sixty Glorious Years (1938), and, for Alexander Korda, The Thief of Bagdad (1940), in which he also played the Sultan.

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