Charles Bennett

  • Born on
    • March 11th, 1889
  • Died on
    • February 15th, 1943
Born just before the century turned, Charles Bennett made his writing debut as a child in 1911, fought in France during World War I while still a teen and resumed his acting career after the war's end. In 1926 he dropped acting to concentrate on being a playwright, later turning one of his most famous plays, "Blackmail," into a screenplay for production under the direction of Alfred Hitchcock. The affiliation with "Hitch" continued into the early 1940s, by which time both Bennett and the director were working in Hollywood. He wrote for producers ranging from Cecil B. DeMille to Irwin Allen to the penny-pinching folks at AIP. "If I couldn't write, I wouldn't want to live," commented Bennett, who had projects (including a remake of "Blackmail") going right up to the time of his death.


Acting (11 Credits)

1943It Ain't Hay as SPCA Driver (uncredited)
1941Man Hunt
1941Citizen Kane as Entertainer (uncredited)
1939Gunga Din as Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
1935I Live My Life as Stewart (Uncredited)
1917Teddy at the Throttle as John Bennett
1914Recreation as Seaman on Park Bench (uncredited)
1914Tillie's Punctured Romance as Donald Banks
1914The Property Man as George Ham, Lena's Husband
1914The Face on the Barroom Floor as Sailor
1914Mabel's Busy Day as Spectator (uncredited)

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