Charles Weston (known as C. H. Weston) was
an American who directed a few films in the United States before coming
to British &
Colonial Kinematograph Company in the UK to direct a fellow American,
Arthur Finn in several British & Colonial films.
In 1913, they founded the Weston-Finn Feature
Film Company Ltd and opened Bayswater Studio on Queens Road in Westminister.
Bayswater was a small one stage studio where
Finn created the Detective Finn series. Three trademarks were released through
Bayswater which were Piccadilly, Pussyfoot and Regent. Regent became the
major name used and distribution was done through Gaumont
British and the Moving Picture Sales Company.
Weston became famous
for his use of 3000 extras in his spectacle The
Seventh Day in 1914.
In 1918, Weston-Finn disbanded and Bayswater
was closed. Finn moved to the stage where he performed until 1934. Weston
went back to the US and commited suicide in 1919.
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