Ernie Lotinga, looking terrified as a gun is pointed in his face, in a scene from the play “My Wife's Family”, at the Garrick Theatre, London. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). 24th February 1941

Actress Florrie Groves in a scene from the play, “The Strangler”. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). 25th May 1927

Edna May Oliver and Robert Armstrong, in a scene from the film “The Penguin Pool Mystery” (aka “Penguin Pool Murder”), directed by George Archainbaud for RKO. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). 1932

Comedian Arthur Lucan, as Mother Riley, rehearsing the parachute drop scene from the film “Old Mother Riley in Paris” at Gatwick Airport. The skirt of his costume is blown out by the air from the aeroplane's propeller. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 16th June 1938

Member Shirley Hirst screams in terror at one stage during a meeting of the Ghost Club. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images). 1952

Not all police dogs are thoroughbreds, this mongrel is adept at catching wrongdoers as this tree climbing felon is finding out. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). February 1928

Actor D A Clarke Smith strangling his wife, played by Angela Baddeley, in a scene from the play “To Account Rendered” at the New Theatre. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). 21st January 1931

Ronald Bone and Sally Hennegan make a daring double jump into the Holborn “Oasis”, an outdoor swimming pool in London. (Photo by L. Blandford/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 31st August 1954

The Aetna Casualty and Insurance Company are sponsoring the use of driving simulation machines at driving schools in a bid to lower the amount of road accidents connected with learner drivers. (Photo by Orlando /Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955

A competitor at the rodeo, held in the Roman amphitheatre of Arles, in the Camargue region of southern France, attempts to elude a charging bull by climbing over the perimeter fence. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955

A student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), a leading British drama school in Gower Street, London, affects a look of horror. (Photo by Felix Man/Picture Post/Getty Images). 29th October 1938

Shock horror as shown by an actress in a scene from Sweeney Todd. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images). 1954

The British actress Valerie Hobson in a Tiger Moth aeroplane during a flying lesson. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 13th December 1947

New York film and stage actor Chester Morris (1901–1970), in an atmospheric scene from the Paramount film “Woman Trap”. (Photo by Margaret Chute/Getty Images). Circa 1950

British film actor Dirk Bogarde (1921–1999) frightening child actor Jon Whiteley with a live lobster on the set of the film, “Hunted”. (Photo by Grace Robertson/Picture Post/Getty Images). 17th November 1952

A man in a grotesque mask gives a young woman a fright in an effort to cure her hiccups. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955

British actor David Farrar, playing a dipsomaniac scientist in a scene from the Powell and Pressburger film “The Small Back Room”, fights off a huge whisky bottle as pictures behind him burst into flames. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images). 24th July 1948

British actress Betty Stockfield (1905–1966) looking anxious. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). 9th December 1932

British actor Alec Guinness (1914–2000) playing the part of Fagin, seizes one of the paupers by the scruff of his neck in a scene from David Lean's film version of “Oliver Twist”. (Photo by Charles Trigg/Picture Post/Getty Images). 1948

Paul Muni (1896–1967) as Tony Camonte and Ann Dvorak (1912–1979) as his sister Cesca Camonte in “Scarface”, a film a clef based on the life of mob boss Al Capone. Alternatively titled “Scarface: The Shame of a Nation”, the film was directed by Howard Hawks for United Artists. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1932



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