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Name  Percy Nash
Role  Film director
Died  1958

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Movies  The Croxley Master, A Rogue's Wife, Black-Eyed Susan
Similar People  David Lean, Daisy Cordell, John Mills, Brenda De Banzie, Charles Laughton

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Percy Nash (1869-1958) was a British film director.



Nash's prolific career as a director of fiction films, often from works by popular authors of the day such as Hall Caine and W.P. Drury was ended by the official condemnation of his 1921 film How Kitchener Was Betrayed. The film suggested that the vessel carrying Lord Kitchener had been sunk by enemy action rather than a mine, leading to a de facto ban on the film in Britain.

After this setback, Nash worked on a number of documentary films for the Federation of British Industries on topics including the Manchester Ship Canal, Oxford University Press and the British underwear industry.

His wide experience on films with naval subjects saw him work as an advisor on Walter Summers 1927 film The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands.

Selected filmography

  • Black-Eyed Susan (1913)
  • Enoch Arden (1914)
  • A Rogue's Wife (1915)
  • Flying from Justice (1915)
  • Disraeli (1916)
  • The Elder Miss Blossom (1918)
  • Darby and Joan (1919)
  • The Flag Lieutenant (1919)
  • Hobson's Choice (1920)
  • Won by a Head (1920)
  • How Kitchener Was Betrayed (1921)
  • The Croxley Master (1921)
  • References

    Percy Nash Wikipedia