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Charles Bennett

Highest Rated: 100% Curse of the Demon (1958)

Lowest Rated: 57% America (1924)

Birthday: Mar 11, 1889

Birthplace: Not Available

An actor both before and after World War I, Briton Charles Bennett was a name-above-the-title stage star throughout the 1920s. "It was enough artistically, but it wasn't enough financially," he would later explain, "So I sort of gradually began to write plays." Bennett eased into scriptwriting just as gradually when his play Blackmail was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1929. He remained a prime Hitchcock collaborator throughout the '30s, although what he wrote wasn't always what showed up onscreen. For example, Bennett's Bulldog Drummond's Baby was transformed by the legendary director into The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), minus the Bulldog Drummond character. Still, it was Bennett who contributed most of the little dramatic grace-notes which grew to be considered "Hitchcock touches," even if latter-day film historians tended to ignore Bennett, assuming that Hitchcock alone was responsible for the success of his films. Looking back on his long career in the mid-'80s, the writer regarded his Hitchcock years with less affection than he did his long association with Cecil B. DeMille. (DeMille reportedly wasn't keen on the screenplay for Reap the Wild Wind [1942] until Bennett read the script out loud, playing all the parts -- including Paulette Goddard's character). Bennett's last major writer/director collaboration was with Master of Disaster Irwin Allen in the late '50s and early '60s. In addition to his numerous screenwriting credits, Bennett directed two feature films (Madness of the Heart [1949] and No Escape [, aka City on a Hunt [1952]), and helmed several episodes of such TV series as The Count of Monte Cristo, Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, and The New Adventures of Charlie Chan. He was working on several projects right up until his death in 1995.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Algerian Producer 2015
No Score Yet The Secret Of The Loch Screenwriter 2013
No Score Yet King of the Cage - Big Stars, Best Knockouts Actor 2007
No Score Yet King of the Cage - The Superstars of KOTC Mixed Martial Arts Actor 2006
No Score Yet King of the Cage - Revenge Actor 2005
No Score Yet King of the Cage - Unfinished Business Actor 2005
No Score Yet King of the Cage - Aftershock Actor 2005
No Score Yet War-Gods of the Deep Screenwriter 1965
No Score Yet Five Weeks in a Balloon Screenwriter 1962
75% Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Screenwriter 1961
100% Curse of the Demon Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind Screenwriter 1957
No Score Yet Kind Lady Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet Where Danger Lives Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet Madness of the Heart Screenwriter Director 1949
No Score Yet Magia Negra Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet It Ain't Hay S.P.C.A. Driver 1943
92% Mrs. Miniver Milkman 1942
78% Reap the Wild Wind Screenwriter 1942
100% Citizen Kane Entertainer 1941
92% Man Hunt Costermonger 1941
94% Foreign Correspondent Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Balalaika Screenwriter 1939
92% Gunga Din Telegraph Operator 1939
No Score Yet The Young in Heart Screenwriter 1938
71% A Damsel in Distress Carnival Barker 1937
No Score Yet Narcotic Hand Wrestler 1937
86% Secret Agent Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet King of the Damned Screenwriter 1936
96% The 39 Steps Screenwriter 1935
100% Treasure Island Dandy Dawson 1934
No Score Yet Secret of the Loch Screenwriter 1934
86% Blackmail Screenwriter 1929
57% America William Pitt 1924
No Score Yet Recreation Seaman 1914
No Score Yet The Property Man (Charlie on the Boards ) (Getting His Goat ) (Hits of the Past) Actor 1914
83% Tillie's Punctured Romance Director Uncle Douglas Banks 1914


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