Arthur Greville Collins

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Arthur Greville Collins (born September 5, 1895, date of death unknown), was a British-born film director.

Career[edit]

Collins was born in London, and began directing for the stage, including productions of Fata Morgana, No Man's Land, and Tarnish.

In 1921, he married actress Betty Ross Clarke[1] and accompanied her in her theatrical career in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia.[2] In 1934 he wed Rhoda Shepherd.

He moved to Los Angeles and directed some plays there, then moved into movie making as a dialogue director for Warner Bros.. He worked in that capacity for two years then became a director, making several B pictures.[3][4]

He moved to Australia in May 1939 to make Seven Little Australians (1939)[5] and decided to stay there. He served in the RAAF during World War II, being discharged as a squadron leader. He also was stationed as administrative officer for two years at Port Pirie and Mount Gambier.[6][7]

In 1947 Collins managed to source funding to make another movie, Strong Is the Seed (1949).[8] He later announced plans to make a film about Cobb and Co but this did not eventuate.[9]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "D. Cupid makes double play and wedding bells now ring for four". The Seattle Sunday Times. June 19, 1921. 
  2. ^ Eriksmoen, Curt (April 4, 2009). "Successful Hollywood actress came from Bismarck". Bismarck Tribune. 
  3. ^ ""GRAND GUY" OF FILMS.". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) (Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 29 December 1939. p. 2. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "ANTIDOTE TO NERVE-WARS.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 14 December 1939. p. 29. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "FILM PRODUCTION.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 31 May 1939. p. 8. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Austns. should get film chance.". The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 26 February 1949. p. 35. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  7. ^ World War II nominal roll
  8. ^ "Advertising.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 11 November 1947. p. 16. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "New Australian film for release soon.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 24 March 1948. p. 5. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  10. ^ They Can't Be Snookered at National Film and Sound Archive
  11. ^ Shots and Shots at National Film and Sound Archive

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