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Syd Courtenay (1888–1937)

Syd Courtenay was born in 1888 in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England as Sydney Fred Purnell. He was a writer and actor, known for Darby and Joan (1937), The Outcast (1934) and Tonight's the Night: Pass It On (1931). He was married to Lola Harvey. He died on June 13, 1937 in Tolworth, Surrey. See full bio »

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The Outcast Writer


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 1937 Boys Will Be Girls (script - uncredited)
 1937 Sing as You Swing (scenario)
 1937 Cotton Queen (adaptation) / (story)
 1937 The Stoker
 1936 One Good Turn (adaptation) / (story)
 1935 Captain Bill
 1934 The Doctor's Secret (dialogue) / (scenario) / (story)
 1934 The Outcast (story)
 1933 The Pride of the Force (screenplay) / (story)
 1933 Hawley's of High Street (writer)
 1932 Old Spanish Customers (story and scenario)
 1931 What a Night!
 1931 Tonight's the Night: Pass It On (screenplay) / (story)
 1931 Bill's Legacy
 1931 Poor Old Bill (story)
 1931 Old Soldiers Never Die (story)
 1930 Why Sailors Leave Home (story)
 1930 Kiss Me Sergeant (play "The Idol of Moolah")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Playwright: "The Idol of Moolah" (filmed as Kiss Me Sergeant (1930))

Alternate Names:

Sidney Courtenay

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British comic actor in revue. Also writer of comedy sketches for Leslie Fuller from 1919. Appeared in several low-budget films with Fuller for British International Pictures (BIP) between 1930 and and 1938.

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