Cat no. 226480

British Cinema History Research Project Oral Histories: Charles Bennett (scriptwriter)

c.1988

Charles Bennett (25 August 1899 - 15 June 1995)

Charles Bennett was a British writer, director and sometime actor. Originally involved in the theatre, he wrote the play 'Blackmail' which Alfred Hitchcock later made into the first British feature film with synchronised sound. After a fruitful period as a screenwriter working with Hitchcock, Bennett moved to Hollywood, where he also diversified into directing. His Hollywood filmography is extensive, and he also wrote for television in the 1950s and 1960s.

(Nigel Curson, BCHRP)