Alec Crawford Snowden
24th July 1901 - 14th January 1983
Alec was the youngest of James Snowden's four children.
- 1918 Trained at RADA
- Met Elise Wickes before 1925 (when exactly). Married
- 1928 ACS played the part of a black servant at a Brothel in the 1928 US
Wedding March' - a still from the movie includes the brothel scene and
a black servant - bizarre?!
- Managed Palmerston North's Paramount Theatre in New Zealand.
- 1930 First to ascend Mt Franklin in Arthur's Park, NZ.
- 1932 Daughter: Ann Penelope
- 1937 Elise and ACS separate. Elise divorces ACS on the grounds of adultery
with Renee. The divorce is finalised in 1940.
- Married Renee (when?). Later had a daughter.
- 1937 chaired Science
Fiction League in Leeds.
- 1953+ Produced many films for Merton Park Studios in South London most
in association with the director Ken Hughes. A few are actually by 'Loosey'
(the black listed director).
- The films span the 'Scotland Yard' series of crime shorts, sci-fi B movies
such as Timeslip (1956)
- Later 1959+ he produced dramas ('This other Eden') and comedies ('Broth
of a boy', 'Over the odds').
- 1961 Producer for Jermyn Productions at Shepperton Studios. The last credited
movie was 'Over the Odds' in 1961 with Michael Forlong (Director) and Ernie
Player (writer). This film included Leslie Crowther as a Fishmonger! In
previous films worked with Leslie Philips and Thora Hurd.
- Produced some 40 movies
- 1983 Died still living with Renee in Hove.
'Timeslip' aka 'Atomic Man' (1956)
An atomic scientist is found floating in a river with a bullet in his
back and a radioactive halo around his body. The radioactivity has put him
seven-and-a-half seconds ahead of us in time. He teams up with a reporter
to stop his evil double from destroying his experiments in artificial tungsten"
Notes: "A friend of mine alway said that anything with 'brain' in
the tile has got to be bad, and he would always refer to the Star Trek episode
"Spock's Brain" to prove his point, since it is considered the worst Trek
episode ever made. I, on the other hand, have always proclaimed that anything
with the word 'atomic' in the title would give you a good knee-slapping time.
And I was proved wrong only once when I saw
the movie "The Atomic Man" (1956) (aka: "Timeslip") which turned out to be
The movie starred Gene Nelson, better known as a Hollywood 'Song and Dance'
and Faith Domergue, who was one of those B Movie Babes that never quite made
Probably more memorable was a small part by Charles Hawtrey of 'Carry on..."
thumb on the left isnt from the movie.