Cyril Ritchard
Date of Birth
Dec 01, 1898
Birth Place:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Popular light comedian Cyril Ritchard was an established London musical comedy star when in 1927 he launched his film career with the On With the Dance short subject series. He made his talking picture debut in Hitchcock's Blackmail (1929) playing the licentious pianist who is murdered by heroine Anny Ondra (but not before singing the film's theme tune!). American baby-boomers will always remember...