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Also Known As: Died: February 23, 1997
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Birth Place: Hertfordshire, England, GB Profession: Writer ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
3.
The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1961) as Director
When the school burns to the ground there's clearly been some arson around. The pupils are found guilty and the judge hands them into the care of a pretty dubious child psychiatrist. The sixth form are soon kidnapped and on their way to Arabia with the Ministry of Education, Barchester police, and an Army Bath Unit after them. But real rescue fourth form.
4.
Left, Right and Centre (1959) as Director (Tv Panel Game Sequences)
At the Earndale by-election natural history expert and TV personality Bob Wilcot for the Conservatives finds himself up against Billingsgate girl Stella Stoker for the socialists. Amateur politician against committed activist. But could it become boy-who-fancies-girl against girl-who-fancies-boy? The party agents are soon colluding against such a disaster.
5.
Bridal Path, The (1959) as Director
Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a restricted and remote community. Set in the Hebrides off Scotland, the story tells how Ewan MacEwan leaves the isle of Eorsa in search of the perfect wife, but finally returns to marry Katie.
6.
Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957) as Director
To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry of Education. Joe Mangan, father of a sixth former and hiding out at the school after a Hatton Garden diamond robbery, is persuaded to travel with the girls as their new headmistress, leaving the real one trussed up in the belfry. At least her arrival had allowed the remains of the Army unit sent in to keep order to evacuate.
7.
Wee Geordie (1955) as Director
Concerned about his small stature, a young Scottish boy applies for a mail-order body building course, successfully gaining both height and strength. At the age of 21, he displays a talent for hammer-throwing, and is selected to represent Britain in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia.
8.
Belles Of St. Trinian's, The (1954) as Director
The arrival of Sultan's daughter Princess Fatima at England's famous and prestigious 'School for Young Ladies' precipitates even more chaos than usual. Her father's horse Arab Boy is due to run at the nearby Gold Cup so Clarence Fitton, bookie brother of headmistress Millicent, ensures his own daughter is on hand to report progress. At the same time Barchester police have planted sergeant Ruby Gates as a teacher, and the Ministry of Education are sending a third inspector down after the previous two disappeared without trace.
9.
Folly to Be Wise (1952) as Director
A newly-arrived army padre is put in charge of camp entertainment and has the idea of putting on a Brains Trust with local notables. Unfortunately for him, it emerges from a question on the rights and wrongs of marriage that there is more going on between three of the panellists than he wants to know about - though the audience obviously thinks differently.
10.
Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951) as Director
Marjory Clark wins a competition in her Midland town and finds herself in a Festival of Britain procession as Lady Godiva - though not in the buff. This leads by way of a suspect beauty competition to the show-business world of London. But it could be a slippery slope for simple home-town Marge.
11.
Happiest Days of Your Life, The (1950) as Director
Nutbourne College, an old established, all-boys, boarding school is told that another school is to be billeted with due to wartime restrictions. The shock is that it's an all-girls school that has been sent. The two head teachers are soon battling for the upper hand with each other and the Ministry. But a crisis (or two) forces them to work together.
12.
Blue Lagoon, The (1949) as Director
13.
Captain Boycott (1947) as Director
Irish peasants revolt against a cruel British landlord.
14.
I See A Dark Stranger (1945) as Director
An Irish woman who hates the English turns Nazi spy.
15.
2,000 Women (1944)
The Nazis turn a posh hotel into a POW camp for Englishwomen stranded in France.
16.
Millions Like Us (1943) as Director
A spoiled girl gets a new outlook on life as a factory worker during World War II.

Writer (feature film)

17.
Wildcats of St. Trinian's, The (1980) as Screenwriter
18.
Lady Vanishes, The (1979) as From Screenplay
On an express train travelling through pre-World War II Germany, American heiress Amanda Kelly (Cybill Shepherd) befriends a cute old nanny, Miss Froy (Angela Lansbury). But when Miss Froy disappears, everyone Amanda questions denies having ever seen her. Eventually Amanda persuades American photographer Robert Condon (Elliot Gould) to help her search the train, during which they discover that Miss Froy wasn't quite what she seemed.
19.
20.
Ring of Treason (1964) as Screenwriter
The film is based on the actual events of the Portland Spy Ring trial in the U.K. A disgruntled Navy Clerk is transferred to a secret research establishment and is subsequently black-mailed/paid by Czech intelligence to procure secrets for them. He seduces the secretary who controls the most secret documents, and they enjoy the fruits of their treachery until the British authorities begin to close in on them.
21.
The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1961) as Screenwriter
When the school burns to the ground there's clearly been some arson around. The pupils are found guilty and the judge hands them into the care of a pretty dubious child psychiatrist. The sixth form are soon kidnapped and on their way to Arabia with the Ministry of Education, Barchester police, and an Army Bath Unit after them. But real rescue fourth form.
22.
Bridal Path, The (1959) as Screenwriter
Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a restricted and remote community. Set in the Hebrides off Scotland, the story tells how Ewan MacEwan leaves the isle of Eorsa in search of the perfect wife, but finally returns to marry Katie.
23.
She Played with Fire (1958) as Screenwriter
An insurance investigator's ex-girlfriend draws him into a web of blackmail and murder.
24.
Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957) as Screenwriter
To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry of Education. Joe Mangan, father of a sixth former and hiding out at the school after a Hatton Garden diamond robbery, is persuaded to travel with the girls as their new headmistress, leaving the real one trussed up in the belfry. At least her arrival had allowed the remains of the Army unit sent in to keep order to evacuate.
25.
Green Man, The (1956) as Play As Source Material ("Meet A Body")
Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is off for some hanky-panky at the Green Man on the south coast, where Hawkins is planning to retire him for good. But before he can get on with this the hit-man has a procession of unwanted visitors at home to dispose of - one way or another.
26.
Green Man, The (1956) as Screenwriter
Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is off for some hanky-panky at the Green Man on the south coast, where Hawkins is planning to retire him for good. But before he can get on with this the hit-man has a procession of unwanted visitors at home to dispose of - one way or another.
27.
Wee Geordie (1955) as Screenwriter
Concerned about his small stature, a young Scottish boy applies for a mail-order body building course, successfully gaining both height and strength. At the age of 21, he displays a talent for hammer-throwing, and is selected to represent Britain in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia.
28.
Belles Of St. Trinian's, The (1954) as Screenwriter
The arrival of Sultan's daughter Princess Fatima at England's famous and prestigious 'School for Young Ladies' precipitates even more chaos than usual. Her father's horse Arab Boy is due to run at the nearby Gold Cup so Clarence Fitton, bookie brother of headmistress Millicent, ensures his own daughter is on hand to report progress. At the same time Barchester police have planted sergeant Ruby Gates as a teacher, and the Ministry of Education are sending a third inspector down after the previous two disappeared without trace.
29.
Folly to Be Wise (1952) as Screenwriter
A newly-arrived army padre is put in charge of camp entertainment and has the idea of putting on a Brains Trust with local notables. Unfortunately for him, it emerges from a question on the rights and wrongs of marriage that there is more going on between three of the panellists than he wants to know about - though the audience obviously thinks differently.
30.
Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951) as Screenwriter
Marjory Clark wins a competition in her Midland town and finds herself in a Festival of Britain procession as Lady Godiva - though not in the buff. This leads by way of a suspect beauty competition to the show-business world of London. But it could be a slippery slope for simple home-town Marge.
31.
Happiest Days of Your Life, The (1950) as Screenwriter
Nutbourne College, an old established, all-boys, boarding school is told that another school is to be billeted with due to wartime restrictions. The shock is that it's an all-girls school that has been sent. The two head teachers are soon battling for the upper hand with each other and the Ministry. But a crisis (or two) forces them to work together.
32.
Blue Lagoon, The (1949) as Screenwriter
33.
Captain Boycott (1947) as Screenwriter
Irish peasants revolt against a cruel British landlord.
34.
I See A Dark Stranger (1945) as From Story
An Irish woman who hates the English turns Nazi spy.
35.
The Rake's Progress (1945) as Screenwriter
A man's efforts to seduce his way to a fortune destroy all around him.
36.
I See A Dark Stranger (1945) as Screenwriter
An Irish woman who hates the English turns Nazi spy.
37.
2,000 Women (1944)
The Nazis turn a posh hotel into a POW camp for Englishwomen stranded in France.
38.
The Young Mr. Pitt (1943) as Screenwriter
39.
Millions Like Us (1943) as Screenwriter
A spoiled girl gets a new outlook on life as a factory worker during World War II.
40.
Mail Train (1941) as Story
41.
Night Train (1940) as Screenwriter
A British agent masquerades as a Nazi officer to protect an inventor and his daughter.
42.
Girl Must Live, A (1939) as Screenwriter
43.
Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939) as Screenwriter
44.
The Lady Vanishes (1938) as Screenwriter
A young woman on vacation triggers an international incident when she tries to track an elderly friend who has disappeared.
45.
Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937) as From Story
Through the influence of a relative, a hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster the sleepy Irish station of Buggleskelly. Determined to make his mark, he devises a number of schemes to put Buggleskelly on the railway map, but instead falls foul of a gang of gun runners.
46.
Where's Sally? (1936) as Screenwriter
47.
Twelve Good Men (1936) as Screenwriter
48.
Educated Evans (1936) as Screenwriter
49.
Seven Sinners (1936) as Adaptation
A trip to the Continent becomes a working holiday when Inspector Harwood stumbles on a stiff in his hotel room...that promptly vanishes.
50.
So You Won't Talk! (1935) as Dialogue
51.
I Give My Heart (1935) as Adaptation
52.
Emil and the Detectives (1935) as Screenwriter
53.
So You Won't Talk! (1935) as Screenwriter
54.
Mr. What's-His-Name (1935) as Screenwriter
55.
Get Off My Foot (1935) as Screenwriter
56.
I Give My Heart (1935) as Screenwriter
57.
Rolling Home (1935) as Screenwriter
58.
Happy (1933) as Dialogue
59.
Facing the Music (1933) as Adaptation
60.
Southern Maid, A (1933) as Adaptation
61.
Happy (1933) as Adaptation
62.
Happy (1933) as Screenwriter
63.
Facing the Music (1933) as Screenwriter
64.
Hawleys of High Street (1933) as Screenwriter
65.
Southern Maid, A (1933) as Screenwriter
66.
Josser in the Army (1932) as Screenwriter
67.
After Office Hours (1932) as Screenwriter
68.
"W" Plan, The (1931) as Additional Dialogue
69.
Hobson's Choice (1931) as Screenwriter
70.
Keepers of Youth (1931) as Screenwriter
71.
How He Lied to Her Husband (1931) as Screenwriter
72.
Harmony Heaven (1930) as Additional Dialogue
73.
Compulsory Husband, The (1930) as Dialogue
74.
Song of Soho (1930) as Screenwriter
75.
Children of Chance (1930) as Screenwriter
76.
Middle Watch, The (1930) as Screenwriter
77.
Under the Greenwood Tree (1929) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

78.
Ooh... You Are Awful (1972) as Executive Producer
Charlie Tully and womanising Reggie Peek con two rich Italians out of รบ500,000 but during their flight out Charlie is arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a Swiss Bank and after Charlie is released is about to tell him which Bank when he is killed by Sid Sabbath's gang whose girlfriend Reggie had an affair with. The only lead is four tattoos that is on the girls Reggie had affairs with while Charlie was in jail. But Sabbath is on Charlie's trail to kill him and the Italians contract the mob - to find the money and then kill him.....
79.
Endless Night (1972) as Executive Producer
80.
Only Two Can Play (1962) as Executive Producer
A Welsh librarian fed up with his meager, married existence meets a beautiful woman with whom he tries to consummate an affair.
81.
The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1961) as Producer
When the school burns to the ground there's clearly been some arson around. The pupils are found guilty and the judge hands them into the care of a pretty dubious child psychiatrist. The sixth form are soon kidnapped and on their way to Arabia with the Ministry of Education, Barchester police, and an Army Bath Unit after them. But real rescue fourth form.
82.
Left, Right and Centre (1959) as Producer
At the Earndale by-election natural history expert and TV personality Bob Wilcot for the Conservatives finds himself up against Billingsgate girl Stella Stoker for the socialists. Amateur politician against committed activist. But could it become boy-who-fancies-girl against girl-who-fancies-boy? The party agents are soon colluding against such a disaster.
83.
Bridal Path, The (1959) as Producer
Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a restricted and remote community. Set in the Hebrides off Scotland, the story tells how Ewan MacEwan leaves the isle of Eorsa in search of the perfect wife, but finally returns to marry Katie.
84.
She Played with Fire (1958) as Producer
An insurance investigator's ex-girlfriend draws him into a web of blackmail and murder.
85.
Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957) as Producer
To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry of Education. Joe Mangan, father of a sixth former and hiding out at the school after a Hatton Garden diamond robbery, is persuaded to travel with the girls as their new headmistress, leaving the real one trussed up in the belfry. At least her arrival had allowed the remains of the Army unit sent in to keep order to evacuate.
86.
Green Man, The (1956) as Producer
Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is off for some hanky-panky at the Green Man on the south coast, where Hawkins is planning to retire him for good. But before he can get on with this the hit-man has a procession of unwanted visitors at home to dispose of - one way or another.
87.
Wee Geordie (1955) as Producer
Concerned about his small stature, a young Scottish boy applies for a mail-order body building course, successfully gaining both height and strength. At the age of 21, he displays a talent for hammer-throwing, and is selected to represent Britain in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia.
88.
Constant Husband, The (1955) as Producer
An amnesiac wakes up to find out that he has married seven women and gets himself in quite a messy hassle.
89.
Belles Of St. Trinian's, The (1954) as Producer
The arrival of Sultan's daughter Princess Fatima at England's famous and prestigious 'School for Young Ladies' precipitates even more chaos than usual. Her father's horse Arab Boy is due to run at the nearby Gold Cup so Clarence Fitton, bookie brother of headmistress Millicent, ensures his own daughter is on hand to report progress. At the same time Barchester police have planted sergeant Ruby Gates as a teacher, and the Ministry of Education are sending a third inspector down after the previous two disappeared without trace.
90.
91.
Minute de Verite, La (1952) as Producer
On the night of their tenth anniversary, Doctor Rene Richard (Jean Gabin) accidently discovers that his wife, actress Madeleine Richard (Michele Morgan), has been having an affair with a disturbed artist, Daniel Prevost (Walter Chiari)who has just attemped suicide. He confronts her and she spends the night trying to explain the reasons for her infedelity...he took their marriage for granted, he spent too much time at work, he appeared to be attracted to his pretty assistant and yada, yada, yada...in two languages and some badly-dubbed English. Will he buy this? Will they stay together?
92.
Folly to Be Wise (1952) as Producer
A newly-arrived army padre is put in charge of camp entertainment and has the idea of putting on a Brains Trust with local notables. Unfortunately for him, it emerges from a question on the rights and wrongs of marriage that there is more going on between three of the panellists than he wants to know about - though the audience obviously thinks differently.
93.
Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951) as Producer
Marjory Clark wins a competition in her Midland town and finds herself in a Festival of Britain procession as Lady Godiva - though not in the buff. This leads by way of a suspect beauty competition to the show-business world of London. But it could be a slippery slope for simple home-town Marge.
94.
State Secret (1950) as Producer
95.
Happiest Days of Your Life, The (1950) as Producer
Nutbourne College, an old established, all-boys, boarding school is told that another school is to be billeted with due to wartime restrictions. The shock is that it's an all-girls school that has been sent. The two head teachers are soon battling for the upper hand with each other and the Ministry. But a crisis (or two) forces them to work together.
96.
Blue Lagoon, The (1949) as Producer
97.
London Belongs to Me (1948) as Producer
A man's involvement with organized crime threatens his mother's life.
98.
Captain Boycott (1947) as Producer
Irish peasants revolt against a cruel British landlord.
99.
Green For Danger (1946) as Producer
A police inspector investigates an operating room death that may be murder.
100.
The Rake's Progress (1945) as Producer
A man's efforts to seduce his way to a fortune destroy all around him.
101.
I See A Dark Stranger (1945) as Producer
An Irish woman who hates the English turns Nazi spy.

Music (feature film)

102.
Southern Maid, A (1933) as Lyrics

Title Design (feature film)

103.
Cocktails (1928) as Titles

Misc. Crew (feature film)

104.
We Dive at Dawn (1943)
A British sub's pursuit of a German battleship leaves it stranded in enemy waters.
105.
Uncensored (1942)
107.

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