John Baxter

Highest Rated: 83% Alive and Kicking (1997)
Lowest Rated: 35% Twentyfourseven (1998)
Birthday: Dec 31, 1896
Birthplace: Not Available
British director/writer John Baxter was a theatre manager and actor's agent until entering films in 1932. After a few months' work as casting director for the Sound City studio complex, Baxter directed his first film, the unprepossessingly titled Doss House (1933). During most of the 1930s, he specialized in cut-to-the-bone "quota quickies" aimed at working-class movie houses; unlike many of his contemporaries, however, he attempted to inject some style into his cheap little entertainments. Baxter was producer/director for British National during the war years, and in 1951 he became managing director for Group 3 Films. John Baxter's best film was Love on the Dole, a perceptive look at a Depression-era Lancashire family; his most profitable efforts include his "Old Mother Riley" comedy programmers and his Bud Flannigan-Chesney Allen vehicles.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Halford: Live at Rock in Rio III Actor 2008
No Score Yet Fight: War of Words Producer Director 2007
35% Twentyfourseven Man Outside Shop 1998
83% Alive and Kicking Man at Bar 1997
40% A Midsummer Night's Dream Actor 1993
No Score Yet The Time Guardian Screenwriter 1987
No Score Yet Dreaming Director Producer 1944
No Score Yet The Shipbuilders Director 1943
No Score Yet Love on the Dole Director Producer 1941
No Score Yet Crook's Tour Director 1941
No Score Yet Common Touch Director 1941
No Score Yet Laugh It Off Director 1940
No Score Yet Say It with Flowers Director 1934


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