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Campbell Singer is a Actor British born on 16 march 1909 at London (United-kingdom)

Campbell Singer

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Birth name Jacob Kobel Singer
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 16 march 1909 at London (United-kingdom)
Death march 1976 (at 66 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Campbell Singer (16 March 1909 - March 1976) was a British character actor who featured in a number of film and television roles during his long career.

He was a regular in British post-war comedy films, often playing policemen. He first appeared on television in 1946, making regular appearances in the following three decades including several episodes of 'Hancock's Half Hour', and played the lead, John Unthank, in the BBC drama series 'Private Investigator' in 1958/9. From the early 1960s he appeared more consistently on television. He played several roles in the 1966 Doctor Who story The Celestial Toymaker, and made two appearances in different roles in the popular television series Dad's Army, including as corrupt politician Sir Charles McAllister. He also featured as Mr Finney in a Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em Christmas Special, played a lodger in an episode of On the Buses.

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Monty Berman
Monty Berman
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Dora Bryan
Dora Bryan
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Herbert Lom
Herbert Lom
(3 films)
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Filmography of Campbell Singer (23 films)

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The Hands of Orlac, 1h35
Directed by Edmond T. Gréville
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Mel Ferrer, Dany Carrel, Christopher Lee, Felix Aylmer, Lucile Saint-Simon, Donald Wolfit
Rating57% 2.8560552.8560552.8560552.8560552.856055
Pianiste célèbre, Stephen Orlac subit une opération chirurgicale des mains après avoir été victime d'un accident d'avion. Quelques mois plus tard, il se rend compte qu'il n'est plus en mesure de jouer comme auparavant et il finit par se convaincre que les mains d'un autre ont été greffées à la place des siennes. Désemparé, il s'enfuit alors qu'il séjourne sur la Côte d'Azur en compagnie de sa fiancée, Louise. Installé dans un hôtel marseillais, il devient la proie d'un couple, Li-Lang, chanteuse, et Néron, son amant.
No Trees in the Street, 1h36
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Sylvia Syms, Herbert Lom, Stanley Holloway, Melvyn Hayes, Ronald Howard, Liam Redmond
Roles Inspector
Rating59% 2.962342.962342.962342.962342.96234
In the slums of London before World War II, Tommy is an aimless teenager who tries to escape his squalid surroundings by entering a life of crime. He falls in with local racketeer Herbert Lom, who holds the rest of the slum citizens in a grip of fear - including Tommy's own family. The film chronicles Tommy's sordid progression from minor thefts to murder.
The Square Peg, 1h25
Directed by John Paddy Carstairs
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Comedy
Themes Military humor in film
Actors Honor Blackman, Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Campbell Singer, Hattie Jacques, Brian Worth
Roles Sergeant Loder
Rating68% 3.445883.445883.445883.445883.44588
In the early days of World War II, Norman Pitkin, a roadmender with St Godric's Borough Council, falls foul of the soldiers in an army camp, when his handiwork slows down access to the camp. Despite the efforts of Borough Engineer, Mr Grimsdale, the army has both of them called up for army service. They find themselves in the Pioneer Corps, doing much the same sort of work.
Davy
Davy (1958)
, 1h23
Directed by Michael Leighton George Relph
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Harry Secombe, Alexander Knox, Bill Owen, Ron Randell, Joan Sims, George Relph
Rating59% 2.958252.958252.958252.958252.95825
A young entertainer is conflicted over the chance of a big break. He has to decide whether to remain with his family's music hall act or to go solo. An audition scene at Covent Garden includes an especially fine rendition of Puccini's Nessun Dorma by Secombe, who, while known mainly as a comedian, had a fine tenor voice, and Mozart's Voi Che Sapete performend by Adele Leigh.
Conflict of Wings, 1h24
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow, Kieron Moore, Niall MacGinnis, Harry Fowler, Guy Middleton
Roles Flight Sgt. Campbell
Rating64% 3.232423.232423.232423.232423.23242
A small Norfolk village is outraged when it is discovered that the local RAF base plans to use a nearby island as a practice target before going on service overseas. A struggle of wills begins between the military and the villagers, who resort to a variety of ways to prevent damage to the historic island.
The Titfield Thunderbolt, 1h24
Directed by Charles Crichton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson, Hugh Griffith, Godfrey Tearle
Roles Police Sergeant
Rating70% 3.546553.546553.546553.546553.54655
The residents of the (fictional) rural village of Titfield rely on the railway branch line to commute to work and transport their produce to market. So they are shocked when the government announces that the line is to be closed. Particularly hard hit is the local vicar, railway enthusiast Rev. Sam Weech (George Relph); he comes up with the idea to run it locally. He and the local squire, Gordon Chesterford (John Gregson), persuade wealthy Walter Valentine (Stanley Holloway) to provide the financial backing by telling him they can legally operate a bar while the train is running, so he will not have to wait all morning for the local pub to open.
Appointment in London, 1h36
Directed by Philip Leacock
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Dirk Bogarde, Ian Hunter, Dinah Sheridan, Bryan Forbes, Walter Fitzgerald, Bill Kerr
Roles Flight Sergeant (Chief of Ground Crews)
Rating64% 3.2473853.2473853.2473853.2473853.247385
Wing Commander Tim Mason (Dirk Bogarde) is nearing the end of his third tour of operations, meaning he has flown nearly 90 missions over Germany. Having twice volunteered to continue operational flying, Mason is keen to make it a round 90 "ops", but just as he is nearing the end of his tour he receives orders banning him from further flying. Meanwhile, losses are mounting and several raids are being seen as failures, so that some of the members of his crews, Brown (Bill Kerr) and "The Brat" Greeno (Bryan Forbes) among them, are thinking that there must be a "jinx" at work. Soon afterwards, "The Brat" is caught sending unauthorised telegrams off the station. These turn out to be written to his wife, Pam (Anne Leon), rather than anything more sinister; however, Mason reprimands Greeno for the lapse in security. A few days later, Greeno's aircraft fails to return from a raid and Mason agrees to meet Pam, who has asked to see him.
The Intruder, 1h24
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Jack Hawkins, George Cole, Dennis Price, Michael Medwin, Hugh Williams, Duncan Lamont
Roles War Office Records Sergeant
Rating67% 3.3881653.3881653.3881653.3881653.388165
Ex-Colonel, now stockbroker, Wolf Merton (Jack Hawkins) returns home to find it being burgled by an armed intruder. Merton recognises the culprit, Ginger Edwards (Michael Medwin), as a former soldier who had fought under his command in a tank regiment during the Second World War. They discuss how Summers arrived at a life of crime but the burglar runs off.
Time Bomb
Time Bomb (1953)
, 1h13
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Glenn Ford, Anne Vernon, Maurice Denham, Harcourt Williams, Victor Maddern, Harold Warrender
Roles Inspector Brannon
Rating61% 3.0510253.0510253.0510253.0510253.051025
In Birmingham city, Railway Police Constable Charles Baron (John Horsley) is involved in a confrontation with a man believed to be a local vagrant. The man gets away, but he is soon found out to have been a saboteur, who has left a suitcase full of detonators and bomb-making components at the railway yard. Police realize that the man was attempting to sabotage a trainload of sea mines, destined for the Royal Navy Yard at Portsmouth. The train is stopped as soon as possible in case an explosion is imminent, but a residential area is nearby and the police have to evacuate local residents.
The Yellow Balloon, 1h16
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Kenneth More, Andrew Ray, Kathleen Ryan, William Sylvester, Bernard Lee, Marjorie Rhodes
Roles Potter
Rating69% 3.4788953.4788953.4788953.4788953.478895
The scene: London's east end. When 12 years old Frankie Palmer (Andrew Ray) loses the sixpence his father has given him to buy a large yellow balloon from a street seller that the boy has set his heart on, he sees that a friend of his, young Ronnie Williams (Stephen Fenemore) has already bought one and Frankie snatches it off him and runs off with it, with Ronnie in hot pursuit. Ronnie chases Frankie into a large, bombed out house and they are running about in the ruins when Ronnie slips and falls thirty feet to his death. Frankie scrambles down to help, but realises that there is nothing he can do. Hiding in the shadows and seeing it all, Len Turner (William Sylvester), a criminal on the run and using the ruins as a hideout from the police, convinces Frankie that the police will arrest the boy and charge him with the murder of his friend for pushing him to his death and that they must both make their getaway. Although Frankie and Len agree it was an accident, Len is adamant that the police will not see it that way and Frankie goes off with him. Len blackmails Frankie into stealing money from his parents (Kenneth More and Kathleen Ryan) to help fund Len’s escape and then uses the boy as a decoy in a pub robbery that goes horribly wrong when Len murders the publican. Realising that Frankie is the only witness to his crime, Len knows he must kill the boy, too.
The Girl on the Pier
Directed by Lance Comfort
Genres Crime
Actors Veronica Hurst, Ron Randell, Brian Roper, Campbell Singer, Marjorie Rhodes, Charles Victor
Rating60% 3.012443.012443.012443.012443.01244
The story of rivalry between a Brighton dance band crooner who has done time for robbery and his partner in crime, a waxworks proprietor who is now being blackmailed for a share of the loot.
Emergency Call
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller
Actors Anthony Steel, Joy Shelton, Jack Warner, Sid James, Earl Cameron, John Robinson
Roles Sergeant Phillips
Rating62% 3.146523.146523.146523.146523.14652
The film centres around a race against the clock to locate three blood donors each able to donate one pint of a rare type of blood to save the life of a young girl suffering from leukaemia. The doctor in charge of treating the girl enlists the assistance of police officer Inspector Lane in order to assist in the search for suitable donors. The three donors are each from very different backgrounds, a white boxer, a black sailor, and finally a murderer who has been on the run from the police for a number of years. The boxer's donation is fairly straightforward, having only to avoid his manager, the sailor's donation is more complicated, following a war-time incident where a dying Nazi soldier refused to accept his offer of a donation which he attributes to racism, he initially refuses to donate, until it is explained to him that the Nazi officer refused his donation for reasons that can be attributed to the Nazi's Master race ideology.
The Happy Family, 1h26
Directed by Muriel Box
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Stanley Holloway, Kathleen Harrison, Naunton Wayne, Dandy Nichols, John Stratton, Shirley Mitchell
Rating69% 3.484663.484663.484663.484663.48466
The House of Lords is a grocery shop that sits on the South Bank of the river Thames close to the site of Festival Hall which is noisily under construction. It is owned by the Lord family, a husband and wife with several children. Lillian Lord runs the shop, while Henry is a British Railways train driver, who has worked on the railways for over 30 years and who is just about to retire. He is looking forward to enjoying a quiet retirement at the family shop looking after his pet hare, Winston, though his spiritualist sister in law Ada has had supernatural visions of "men in black" bringing discord.