Scottish actor George K. Arthur, born George Brest, worked as leading man and supporting actor during the '20s and '30s. Prior to coming to Hollywood, Arthur worked as a popular Shakespearean actor. He made his screen debut in the British film Kipps in 1921. One year later he moved to Hollywood. Although primarily a leading man in light dramas, he was offered a sadder more reflective role as the hero in Josef von Sternberg's The Salvation Hunters in 1925. He later worked with Karl Dane in a series of very popular comedies beginning with Rookies. They worked together until 1929. He retired from acting in 1935, and went on to work in business, and the production and distribution of films.