Maurice Elvey
Date of Birth
Nov 11, 1887
Birth Place:
Darlington, England


A man of modest beginnings, director Maurice Elvey elevated himself to the highest echelons of the British film industry. Born into poverty, Elvey never spent a day in school. At age 9, he was working as a streetseller; within a few years, he had advanced to hotel pageboy; and in his teens, he emulated many another low-born, uneducated British youth by becoming an itinerant actor. In 1911, he...