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Maurice Elvey (1887–1967)

Maurice Elvey was born in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England, the oldest son of William Clarence Folkard, an inspecting engineer, and Sarah Anna Seward Folkard (formerly Pearce). He never had a formal education, and was working on the streets of London by the age of nine after having run away from home. For a time he worked as a page boy in ... See full bio »

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 1958 White Hunter (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Run to Earth (1958)
 1957 Second Fiddle
 1956 Dry Rot
 1954 Wishing Well
 1954 The Gay Dog
 1951 Obsessed
 1943 The Gentle Sex (uncredited)
 1940 Goofer Trouble (Short)
 1940 Room for Two
 1940 For Freedom
 1940 The Spider
 1939 Sons of the Sea (sole direction)
 1938 Nobody Home
 1938 Who Goes Next
 1935 Heat Wave
 1934 Road House
 1934 Alexandra
 1932 Frail Women
 1929 High Treason
 1928 Balaclava
 1927 Quinneys
 1927 The Glad Eye
 1927 Human Law
 1926 Glamis Castle (Short)
 1926 The Tower of London (Short)
 1926 Windsor Castle (Short)
 1925 She Wolves
 1924 Curlytop
 1924 Folly of Vanity (modern sequence)
 1923 Don Quixote
 1923 Sally Bishop
 1923 The Royal Oak
 1923 Guy Fawkes
 1922 Running Water
 1921 A Case of Identity (Short)
 1921 The Beryl Coronet (Short)
 1921 The Copper Beeches (Short)
 1921 The Devil's Foot (Short)
 1921 The Dying Detective (Short)
 1921 The Empty House (Short)
 1921 The Noble Bachelor (Short)
 1921 The Priory School (Short)
 1921 The Red-Haired League (Short)
 1921 The Resident Patient (Short)
 1921 The Solitary Cyclist (Short)
 1921 The Tiger of San Pedro (Short)
 1921 The Yellow Face (Short)
 1921 Innocent
 1920 Bleak House
 1919 The Swindler
 1919 Mr. Wu
 1919 Quinneys
 1919 Comradeship
 1918 Nelson
 1918 Adam Bede
 1918 Goodbye
 1918 Hindle Wakes
 1917 Mary Girl
 1917 Flames
 1917 Justice
 1917 Smith
 1916 Mother Love
 1916 Trouble for Nothing (Short)
 1916 Money for Nothing (Short)
 1916 Vice Versa
 1916 Desperation
 1916 Esther (Short)
 1916 Meg the Lady
 1915 Charity Ann
 1915/II Fine Feathers
 1915 Home
 1915 Grip (Short)
 1915 London's Yellow Peril (Short)
 1915 Gilbert Dying to Die (Short)
 1915 Midshipman Easy (Short)
 1915 Gilbert Gets Tiger-Itis (Short)
 1915 There's Good in Everyone (Short)
 1914 The Sound of Her Voice (Short)
 1914 The White Feather (Short)
 1914 The Bells of Rheims (Short)
 1914/II Lest We Forget (Short)
 1914 The Price of Justice (Short)
 1914 The Battling British (Short)
 1914 Inquisitive Ike (Short)
 1914 The Cup Final Mystery (Short)
 1913 Popsy Wopsy (Short)
 1913 Topsy Wopsy (Short)
 1913 Bridegrooms Beware (Short)
 1913 The Great Gold Robbery (Short)
 1913 The Fallen Idol (Short)
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Stage: Appeared in "The Poetasters of Ispahan" on Broadway. Written by Clifford Bax. Collier's Comedy Theatre: 29 Nov 1912 (1 performance). Cast: Walter Creighton, Charles Francis, Walter Kingsford, Sydney Paxton, Valentine Penna, Elisabeth Risdon. See more »

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He was so impressed by Eille Norwood when he saw him in "The Tavern Knight" that he cast him as Sherlock Holmes in a series of short films and the feature The Sign of Four (1923). See more »

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