Brother of pioneering aviator Jean Batten, Rotorua-born John Batten began acting in films while living in the United States. By the 1930s he was winning starring roles in England, including The Great Game and submarine drama Men Like This. Later he appeared in his only known New Zealand film, Rudall Hayward short Song of the Wanganui. Batten passed away in England in 1993.

Rotorua-born John Batten looked every inch the movie star - tall, dark and handsome. Incidentally, he was also aviator Jean Batten’s brother. Ngā Taonga website, May 2014
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Song of the Wanganui

1961, As: Naval Officer - Short Film

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For Those in Peril

1944, As: Wireless Officer - Film

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The Church Mouse

1934, As: Geoffrey Steele - Film

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As Good as New

1933, As: Tom - Film

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Call Me Mame

1933, As: Gordon Roantree - Film

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High Finance

1933, As: Tom - Film

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Men Like These

1932, Actor - Film

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The Wonderful Story

1932, As: John Martin - Film

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The Great Game

1930, As: Dicky Brown - Film

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The Love Waltz

1930, As: Bobby Fould - Film

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Under the Greenwood Tree

1929, As: Dick Dewey - Film

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The Battle of the Sexes

1928, As: the Friend - Film

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Backstage

1927, As: Eddie - Film

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The Ten Commandments (First Version)

1923, Extra - Film