David Manners Overview:

Actor, David Manners, was born Rauff de Ryther Duan Acklom on Apr 30, 1901 in Halifax, Canada. Manners died at the age of 97 on Dec 23, 1998 in Santa Barbara, CA .

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THE RESTLESS SPIRIT OF

By Terry on Dec 19, 2019 From Stardust and Shadows

Not everyone? can be? a big star in Hollywood. In fact, many make a comfortable living and end up drifting into other opportunities.? Some still toil on camera, being the face? you know but can’t put a name to. Whether ? fits into that category along with? Lyle Talbot and? John Qu... Read full article


O Canada blogathon: "Jalna" and its star,

By Caftan Woman on Feb 3, 2016 From Caftan Woman

The second annual O Canada blogathon is underway hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina of Speakeasy. The blogathon runs February 1 - 5. Visit the great white north without leaving home! Day 1 recap. Day 2 recap. It wasn't until a screening on TCM a few years ago that I became aware ... Read full article


The Film Festival: "The Ruling Voice" and "Crooner"

By David on Oct 18, 2012 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

"You can call me Kit, or you can call me Franklin, or you can call me Franklyn, or you can call me Austin ..." Of all the actors who appeared in 1930s movies, (1900-98) was certainly one of them. Today he is best known for playing the straight man in monster movies like "Dracula," "T... Read full article


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David Manners Quotes:

Sgt. Owen Hilliker: I'm beginnin' to think you're givin' us the razz.
Franklyn Drew: Prove it. You're the detective.


John Harker: My, what a big bat!


Franklyn Drew: I've just come from Chalmers' place. He's dead.
Marcia Lane: Chalmers?
Franklyn Drew: Poisoned.
Marcia Lane: You mean murdered?
Franklyn Drew: If it isn't that, it's a good imitation of it.


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David Manners Facts
After leaving films in 1936, he purchased a CineKodak 16mm movie camera and began making his own productions in and around his ranch, chronicling his life. The footage was stolen and never recovered.

Earned $2,000 a week during filming of Dracula (1931), as leading man John Harker. Top-billed Bela Lugosi only earned $500 a week. However, this discrepancy is misleading. Manners was under contract to Warner Bros./First National. Studios "loaned out" their contract players to each other at rates considerably higher than the performers' weekly salaries, and kept the profit.

In the final years of his life, he claimed that he had never seen Dracula (1931) and didn't care to. He asked that people NOT send him any videos of it.

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