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Star Impersonations

Five British film stars show a talent for mimickry in this quirky film magazine promotion.

Advert 1930 8 mins Silent

Director: Harry Hughes


Mabel Poulton and Donald Calthrop may have faded into obscurity but in 1930 they were popular stars of the silver screen. Here, with three other actors, they re-enact scenes from famous films to promote popular magazine Film Weekly. Poulton does Mary Pickford and Vanda Gréville does Garbo but Calthrop triumphs with his impersonation of George Arliss playing Disraeli.