Arthur Pusey

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(b. Watford, Hertfordshire, 09/06/1896 – d. Uxbridge, London, **/**/1965). British actor. Like his co-star Molly Adair, Arthur Watson Pusey came out to South Africa in 1922 for African Film Productions to act in the first screen adaptation of H. De Vere Stacpoole’s The Blue Lagoon (William Bowden & Dick Cruikshanks/1923), playing the older Dick to Molly Adair’s Emmeline. He had already made at least six films before this and returned to Europe to act in productions in Great Britain, France and Germany, including one by Robert Wiene and two by Walter Forde. In addition he had acted with Sybil Thorndike in The Mystery of the Yellow Room at the St. James Theatre in London in 1920. Later he also appeared with Dame Sybil in the film To What Red Hell, based on the play by Percy Robinson and he continued to make frequent if irregular stage appearances between 1923 and 1949. Between 1924 and 1933 he was married to Australian “comedy actress” Adrienne Brune, who had toured South Africa under the name Billie Browne. (FO)


S.A. Pictorial, 9 February 1924

S.A. Pictorial, 4 October 1924

The Daily News, Perth, 27 September 1933

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