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John Paddy Carstairs (1910–1970)

Writer-director John Paddy Carstairs was born Nelson Keys, the son of actor Nelson Keys and the brother of producer Anthony Nelson Keys, in London, England, in 1910. Beginning his career as an assistant cameraman, he worked his way up to screenwriter and made his directorial debut in 1933. While never at the front rank of British directors, he ... See full bio »

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Known For

Trouble in Store
Trouble in Store Director
(1953)
One Good Turn
One Good Turn Director
(1955)
Man of the Moment
(1955)
Sands of the Desert
(1960)

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Novel: "Pardon My Gun". See more »

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Alternate Names:

John Carstairs | Paddy Carstairs
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He changed his name from Keyes by deed poll because he did not wish to prosper on the name of his father, Nelson Keys. Carstairs was his mother's maiden name. See more »

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