Howard M. Layton trained at the J. Arthur
Rank School of acting and spent about five years on the stage and playing small parts in films.
He stood in for Robert Taylor in 'Conspirator' when Taylor had to return to the USA without completing his
role. Taylor managed to do all the close-ups and the scenes
with Elizabeth Taylor, but for the longer shots the studio
used Howard Layton. Layton was also an engineer and aviator, having flown in the RAF during the WWII, and later became an author.
Time Is My Enemy (1954) as Surgeon
William Franklyn and Duncan Lamont.