chapter  34
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Ernest Milton, to Kiss the Crocodile

Ernest Milton (1890-1974) was once a prominent character actor of stage and screen. Born in San Francisco, he made his U.S. stage debut in 1912, and his British stage debut in 1914, at which time he took up permanent residency in the United Kingdom. Milton appeared in a handful of films between 1919 and 1957, and from 1918 to 1952, he was a longtime member of London’s Old Vic Company. His wife, Naomi Royde-Smith, was both an actress and a novelist. Ernest Milton wrote a 1924 play, Christopher Marlowe, and one novel, To Kiss the Crocodile (Harper & Brothers, 1928), first published in London by Duckworth in 1928.