Campbell DixonCampbell Dixoni(A14366 works by)
George Campbell Dixon; G. C. Dixon; George William Campbell Dixon)
Born:Established:10 Dec 1895Ouse,Central Highlands,Tasmania,;Died:Ceased:26 May 1960London,
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George Campbell Dixon was awarded a Literary Scholarship as a result of the 1913 Senior Public Examination in Tasmania. He began his career as a member of the literary staff of the Hobart Mercury before moving to Melbourne and then later London where he worked as a theatre and film critic and cricket journalist for the London Daily Telegraph. He also wrote several plays which were successfully produced fo the London stage, including 'The Old Bailey' (1935) and Caesar's Friend (q.v.) (co-written with fellow journalist Dermot Morrah). Another collaboration, with Jack McLaren, produced a play based on McLaren's novel Isle of Escape (q.v.) which was adapted for the film of the same name in 1930. Dixon's play 'The Secret Agent' based on the Ashenden stories, by W. Somerset Maugham, was also made into a film in 1936.