Arthur Rigby (actor)
Arthur Rigby (born Arthur Turner; 27 September 1900 – 25 April 1971) was an English actor and writer. He was best known for playing Sgt Flint on the TV series Dixon of Dock Green, appearing in 253 episodes from 1955 to 1965. He also appeared with Dixon 's star Jack Warner in the 1949 film The Blue Lamp, which was also the film in which the character of PC George Dixon was created.
Photo from a 1965 programme
27 September 1900
|Died||25 April 1971 70) (aged|
|Occupation||Actor & writer|
|Relatives||William Franklyn (nephew)|
As a writer, Rigby co-wrote the book (with Stanley Lupino), for the musical play So This is Love, which ran for 321 performances at the Winter Garden Theatre in London's West End in 1928. This was adapted to film twice, first as Love Lies, in 1932, and then as Lucky to Me in 1939. Rigby also co-wrote (with Stanley Brightman), the musical comedy Darling, I Love You, which ran for 147 performances at London's Gaiety Theatre in 1930, and was also later filmed as The Deputy Drummer (1935). He additionally supplied stories and scripts for the films Puppets of Fate (1933), Who's Your Father?, Trust the Navy (both 1935), and Hot News (1936).
- Jack's the Boy (1932)
- You Made Me Love You (1933)
- The Deputy Drummer (1935)
- Trust the Navy (1935)
- The Prisoner of Corbal (1936)
- Cheer Up (1936)
- Hold My Hand (1938)
- The Blue Lamp (1950)
- Miss Robin Hood (1952)
- Small Town Story (1953)
- The Blue Parrot (1953)
- Dangerous Cargo (1954)
- The Long Arm (1956)
- Behind the Headlines (1956)
- Crossroads to Crime (1960)
- "Arthur Rigby".
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- "BFI Screenonline: Dixon of Dock Green (1955-76)". www.screenonline.org.uk.
- "Arthur Rigby". www.aveleyman.com.
- "Theatre collections: record view - Special Collections & Archives - University of Kent". www.kent.ac.uk.
- "Chronology of London Shows 1928 - The Guide to Musical Theatre". www.guidetomusicaltheatre.com.
- "Love Lies (1932)".
- "Lucky to Me (1939)".
- "Chronology of London Shows 1930 - The Guide to Musical Theatre". www.guidetomusicaltheatre.com.
- Gifford, Denis (1 April 2016). "British Film Catalogue: Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non-Fiction Film". Routledge – via Google Books.
- "William Franklyn". 1 November 2006.
See Wikipedia entry on "Dixon of Dock Green"; also "Who's Who in the Theatre," 16th edition (1977), page 1065.