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Thomas Bentley (I) (1884–1966)

Thomas Bentley was born on February 23, 1884 in St George Hanover Square, London, England as William Dearsley Horn. He was a director and writer, known for After Office Hours (1932), Hard Times (1915) and The Lackey and the Lady (1919). He died on December 23, 1966 in Bournemouth, England. See full bio »

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Hard Times Director


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 1940 Cavalcade of Variety (uncredited)
 1939 Lucky to Me
 1939 Me and My Pal
 1938 Marigold
 1938 Night Alone
 1937 The Angelus
 1936/II Music Hath Charms (supervising director)
 1935 Regal Cavalcade (supervising director)
 1933 The Love Nest
 1930 Compromised
 1930 Young Woodley
 1929 Acci-Dental Treatment (Short)
 1927 The Antidote (Short)
 1927 White Heat
 1926 The Man in the Street (Short)
 1924/II After Dark (Short)
 1924 The Cavern Spider (Short)
 1924 Love and Hate (Short)
 1924 Wanted, a Boy (Short)
 1923 Secret Mission (Short)
 1923 Shadow of Death (Short)
 1923 The Battle of Love (Short)
 1923 The Courage of Despair (Short)
 1923 The Last Stake (Short)
 1923 The Velvet Woman (Short)
 1920 General Post
 1917 Daddy
 1916 Milestones
 1916 Beau Brocade
 1915 Hard Times
 1915 Barnaby Rudge
 1914/I The Chimes (Short)
 1912/II Oliver Twist
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Bentley, born in London and trained as an engineer, became a vaudeville performer celebrated for impersonating Dickens' characters on stage. His directing career in silent films began in 1910 with his adaptations of a number of Dickens' novels to film. After his retirement from filmmaking in 1941 he became technical advisor to the British Film Council.

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