Walter Murton

Walter Murton was a British art director, who worked from the 1920s until the 1940s. During his early career in the 1920s Murton was the regular set designer on the silent film series The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu.

Walter Murton
Other namesWalter William Murton
OccupationArt Director
Years active1922-1943 (film)

Along with Clifford Pember, Murton was identified as part of an "old guard" resisting change in British set design sought by younger set designers and by German immigrants.[1] During his later career Murton worked for Gainsborough Pictures. His final film was the influential Gainsborough Melodrama The Man in Grey (1943). His son Peter Murton was also an art director.

Selected filmography


  1. Bergfelder & Cargnelli p.112


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Cargnelli, Christian. Destination London: German-speaking emigrĂ©s and British cinema, 1925-1950. Berghahn Books, 2008.

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