John Paddy Carstairs

Screenwriter, Film director

1910 – 1970

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Who was John Paddy Carstairs?

John Paddy Carstairs was a British film director and television director, usually of light-hearted subject matter. He was also a comic novelist and painter.

The son of Nelson Keys, Carstairs changed his name in order to avoid the appearance of nepotism. He directed 37 films in total. He had a long association with the character of Simon Templar. Aside from directing the 1939 Saint film, The Saint in London, he also directed two episodes of The Saint in the 1960s, making him the only individual to be connected to both the Hollywood film and British series of The Saint.

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Born
May 11, 1910
London
Also known as
  • John Keys
  • Nelson John Keys
  • Nelson Keys
  • John Carstairs
Parents
Siblings
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Lived in
  • London
Died
Dec 12, 1970
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013