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David Manners (I) (1901–1998)

Distantly related to Princess Diana on his mother's side, Nova Scotia-born actor David Manners, nee Rauff de Ryther Daun Acklom, came from well-to-do stock. His father ran the prestigious Tower Road boys' school Harrow House and later became a literary advisor for E.P. Dutton Publishing Co. in New York. Manners graduated from Trinity School where ... See full bio »

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 1936 Lucky Fugitives
Jack Wycoff / Cy King
 1936 A Woman Rebels
Lieutenant Alan Craig Freeland
 1936 Hearts in Bondage
Raymond Jordan
 1934 The Great Flirtation
Larry Kenyon
 1934 The Luck of a Sailor
Captain Colin
 1933 Torch Singer
Michael 'Mike' Gardner
 1933 The Devil's in Love
Captain Jean Fabien
 1933 The Girl in 419
Dr. Martin Nichols
 1933 From Hell to Heaven
Wesley Burt
 1932 They Call It Sin
Jimmy Decker
 1932 Crooner
Ted 'Teddy' Taylor
 1932 Man Wanted
Thomas 'Tom' / 'Tommy' Sherman
 1932 Lady with a Past
Donnie Wainwright
 1931 The Last Flight
Shep Lambert
 1931 Stranger in Town
Jerry Fleming
 1931 The Miracle Woman
John Carson
 1930 The Right to Love
Joe Copeland
 1930 Mothers Cry
Arthur 'Artie' Williams
 1930 The Truth About Youth
Richard Dane 'The Imp'
 1930 Sweet Mama
 1930 He Knew Women
Austin Lowe
 1929 The Sky Hawk
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Other Works:

Novel: "Convenient Season" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dave Manners | David J. Manners


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In the 1980's, he told a film historian that horror films were his "only claim to movie fame."


After leaving films in 1936, he purchased a CineKodak 16mm movie camera and began making his own productions in and around his ranch, chronicling his life. The footage was stolen and never recovered. See more »

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