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Roland Pertwee (1885–1963)

Actor/writer Roland Pertwee was born in Brighton, England, in 1885. He began his career in the arts as a painter, and received a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy School of Art. His career as a painter didn't last long, however; after several individuals who commissioned him to paint their portraits were so unsatisfied with his work that ... See full bio »


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  Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1960) (play - 1 episode, 1960)
- Pink String and Sealing Wax (1960) ... (adaptation) / (play)
 1957 Not Wanted on Voyage (uncredited)
  The Grove Family (TV Series) (writer - 111 episodes, 1954 - 1957) (based on the series created by - 11 episodes, 1957)
- Under Way (1957) ... (based on the series created by)
- Many Happy Returns (1957) ... (writer)
- The Missing Masterpiece (1957) ... (based on the series created by)
- Close to the Wind (1957) ... (based on the series created by)
- A Complete Rest (1957) ... (writer)
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Pink String and Sealing Wax (1956) ... (play)
 1955 It's a Great Day (script) / (story)
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Paragon (1955) ... (writer)
 1954 Give Them a Ring (TV Movie)
 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Interference (1953) ... (play)
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Parlour Trick (1953) ... (writer)
 1950 Captain Blackjack (story)
 1949 Pink String and Sealing Wax (TV Movie) (play)
 1949 Diamond City (writer)
 1949 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Pink Strings and Sealing Wax (1949) ... (story)
 1949 Silent Dust (play "The Paragon")
 1947 Night Beat (new scenes and story additions)
 1946 The Magic Bow
 1946 Caravan
 1945 Madonna of the Seven Moons (screenplay)
 1944 The Halfway House (script contributor)
 1943 The Night Invader (writer)
 1943 The Lamp Still Burns (additional dialogue)
 1943 The Gentle Sex (uncredited)
 1941 Jeannie
 1941 'Pimpernel' Smith (scenario)
 1941 A Voice in the Night (scenario)
 1940 It Happened to One Man (play)
 1940 Dangerous Comment (Short)
 1940 The Proud Valley (uncredited)
 1940 They Came by Night (screenplay)
 1939 Young Man's Fancy (writer)
 1939 The Secret Four (screenplay)
 1939 The Spy in Black (scenario)
 1939 A Voice Said 'Good Night' (TV Short)
 1938 The Ware Case (writer)
 1938 The Playboy (writer)
 1938 A Yank at Oxford (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1937 Dinner at the Ritz (dialogue) / (scenario) / (screenplay)
 1937 Non-Stop New York (screenplay)
 1937 King Solomon's Mines (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1936 Two's Company
 1935 Without Regret (play "Interference")
 1935 Man of the Moment (screenplay)
 1935 Honours Easy (play) / (screenplay)
 1935 The Murder Party (dialogue) / (play)
 1934 British Agent (British dialogue contributor - uncredited)
 1934 The Crucifix
 1933 The Ghoul (writer)
 1933 Sleeping Car (dialogue)
 1932 Blind Spot
 1932 Illegal (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1932 A Letter of Warning (Short)
 1932 A Voice Said Goodnight (Short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1932 Help Yourself
 1932 Impromptu (Short)
 1932 Postal Orders (Short) (play) / (screenplay)
 1932 Love Me, Love My Dog (Short)
 1931 The Road to Singapore (play "Heat Wave")
 1931 I Like Your Nerve (dialogue) / (written by)
 1928 Interference (play)
 1928 The Vortex (titles)
 1927 Packing Up (Short)
 1923 Out to Win (play)
 1920 Aunt Rachel
 1919/II Faith
 1919 The Right Element (screenplay) / (story)
 1919 Charity (writer)
 1919 Hope (writer)
 1919 The Bridal Chair (writer)
 1919 Quinneys (writer)
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