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J. Elder Wills (1900–1970)


Was a scenic artist at Drury Lane prior to entering films as an art director in 1927. See more trivia »


(age 69)

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 1954 Race for Life
 1954 Paid to Kill
 1954 Heat Wave
 1954 Blackout
 1953 Terror Street
 1953 The Saint's Girl Friday (as J. Elderwill in US prints)
 1953 Spaceways
 1953 Man in Hiding (as Elder Wills)
 1951 Blackmailed
 1937 Big Fella
 1936 Sporting Love (as Bunty Wills)
 1936 Cheer Up
 1936 The Invader
 1935 The Stoker
 1935 No Limit
 1935 Phantom Ship
 1934 Money Mad
 1934 Tiger Bay
 1933 In Our Time (Short)
 1933 Matinee Idol
 1933 The Laughter of Fools (as J.E. Wills)
 1933 The Lure
 1932 The First Mrs. Fraser (as Buntie Wills)
 1929 The Informer (as J.E. Wills)
 1928 Paradise
 1928 Tommy Atkins
 1928 Toni
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Alternate Names:

Buntie Wills | Bunty Wills | Elder Wills | J.E. Wills | J. Wills | James Elder Wills | J. Elderwill in US prints

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During WWII, he was in the British Army (note the gap in his film work from 1937-1948) where he rose to the rank of Colonel. His talents, particularly as an art director were noted and made good use of. He ran the camouflage and special devices section at The Thatched Barn in Barnet where he led a team that made all sorts of strange and cunning devices. These included concealed radio transmitters... See more »

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