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Leon M. Lion (1879–1947)

Leon Marks Lion was an English actor, primarily of stage but also of screen; playwright, theatrical manager and producer. His first professional performance was in 1897, and he went on to enjoy a successful and varied career on the stage (including touring with light opera and Shakespeare companies), regularly performing in London's West End; as ... See full bio »

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The Chinese Puzzle
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 1939 A Cup of Happiness (TV Movie)
Tobias Gigg - Bessie's head man
 1939 The Silver Box (TV Movie)
 1939 A Game of Cut-Throat (TV Movie)
 1938 The Man with 100 Faces
Hambro Golding
 1938 Libel (TV Movie)
Thomas Foxley, K.C.
 1938 Strange Boarders
 1938 Black Magic (TV Movie)
Giles Chalfont
 1936 The Amazing Adventure
 1934 Lady in Danger
 1932 Number 17
 1932 The Chinese Puzzle
Marquis Li Chung
 1931 The Boat from Shanghai
The Mandarin
 1919 The Chinese Puzzle
Marquis Li Chung
 1915 Grip (Short)
Count de Lacy
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Playwright: "The Chinese Puzzle" (filmed as The Chinese Puzzle (1919), (The Chinese Puzzle (1923)_). See more »

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In the book "Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light" by Patrick McGilligan, it was noted that Alfred Hitchcock thought that Lion was an "awful old man".

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