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John Paddy Carstairs (1910–1970)

Writer-director John Paddy Carstairs was born Nelson Keys, the son of actor Nelson Keys and the brother of producer Anthony Nelson Keys, in London, England, in 1910. Beginning his career as an assistant cameraman, he worked his way up to screenwriter and made his directorial debut in 1933. While never at the front rank of British directors, he ... See full bio »

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One Good Turn Director
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 1969-1970 Slim John (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- The Last Day (1970)
- It's Late (1970)
 1965-1966 Walter and Connie Reporting (TV Series) (27 episodes)
- The Prize (1966)
- The New Lock (1966)
- The Famous Actor (1966)
- The Missing Wife (1966)
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Beneficiary (1963)
 1962-1963 The Saint (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Arrow of God (1962)
 1957 Just My Luck
 1956 The Big Money
 1955 One Good Turn
 1952 Treasure Hunt
 1949 Fools Rush In
 1941 Telefootlers (Short)
 1940 All Hands (Short)
 1940 Dangerous Comment (Short)
 1940 Now You're Talking (Short)
 1937 Holiday's End
 1937 Night Ride
 1933 Paris Plane
Show Show Writer (36 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (4 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Pardon My Gun". See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Carstairs | Paddy Carstairs

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He changed his name from Keyes by deed poll because he did not wish to prosper on the name of his father, Nelson Keys. Carstairs was his mother's maiden name. See more »

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