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Also Known As: Died: July 12, 1992
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Birth Place: England, GB Profession: Editing ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Editing (feature film)

1.
Les Routes du Sud (1993) as Editor
Fathers and sons, and political exile. In the fall of 1975, Franco is dying but repression continues. Jules and Eve, living well in exile in France, continue to assist the resistance. The underground calls with a job for either, and Eve goes, to the disappointment of their son, Laurent, visiting his parents at their seaside place in Cherbourg and not getting on well with his father. When a road accident in Spain brings tragedy, the father and son's conflict worsens. After Laurent and his girlfriend, Julie, pay a harrowing visit to Jules, Julie stays, taking Jules as a lover. Revelations and admissions about Jules and Eve make way for new ground for Jules and Laurent.
2.
Something to Hide (1988) as Editor
3.
Steaming (1985) as Editor
4.
Don Giovanni (1979) as Editor
Screen adapatation of Mozart's greatest opera. Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, makes one conquest after another until the ghost of Donna Anna's father, the Commendatore, (whom Giovanni killed) makes his appearance. He offers Giovanni one last chance to repent for his multitudinious improprieties. He will not change his ways So, he is sucked down into hell by evil spirits. High drama, hysterical comedy, magnificent music!
5.
Despair (1978) as Editor
Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian TmigrT and chocolate magnate, goes slowly mad. It begins with his seating himself in a chair to observe himself making love to his wife, Lydia, a zaftig empty-headed siren who is also sleeping with her cousin. Hermann is soon given to intemperate outbursts at his workers, other businessmen, and strangers. Then, he meets Felix, an itinerant laborer, whom he delusionally believes looks exactly like himself. Armed with a new life insurance policy, he hatches an elaborate plot in the belief it will free him of all his worries.
6.
Un Amour de sable (1977) as Editor
7.
Romantic Englishwoman, The (1975) as Editor
What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there but had a brief encounter in a lift with a German who says he is a poet. Now the German is in England, gets himself invited to tea where he claims he admires Fielding's books. Which one does he like the best? "Tom Jones." Amused at being confused with the other Fielding, the novelist works the German into the plot.
8.
Galileo (1974) as Editor
This bio-pic is about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him in conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe. Some years ago, the Pope accepted that Earth does revolve around the Sun and issued a rare apology for what the Church had done to Galileo, i.e., the Catholic Church recanted!
9.
A Doll's House (1973) as Editor
A childish wife reveals surprising strength when faced with blackmail.
10.
Assassination Of Trotsky, The (1972) as Editor
After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with the politics. Stalin has sent out an assassin, Frank Jacson. Jacson befriends a young communist and gets an invitation to Trotsky's house.
11.
Figures in a Landscape (1971) as Editing
Two escaped convicts (Robert Shaw and Malcolm McDowell) are on the run in an unnamed Latin American country. But everywhere they go, they are followed and hounded by a menacing black helicopter.
12.
The Go-Between (1971) as Editing
A young man carries letters between an aristocratic young woman and the groundskeeper he idolizes.
13.
Boom! (1968) as Film Editor
A reclusive millionairess takes in a magnetic drifter with a thing for dying women.
14.
Secret Ceremony (1968) as Film Editor
A tormented rich girl hires a prostitute to act as her mother.
15.
Robbery (1967) as Film Editor
A dramatization of the Great Train Robbery. While not a 'how to', it is very detail dependent, showing the care and planning that took place to pull it off.
16.
Accident (1967) as Film Editor
An Oxford professor dealing with a mid-life crisis finds himself attracted to a young student.
17.
Modesty Blaise (1966) as Film Editor
Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers is being used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist. She is being set up by the feds but is wise to the plot and calls in sidekick Willie Garvin and a few other friends to outsmart them. Meanwhile, at his island hideaway, Gabriel, the diamond thief has his own plans for Blaise and Garvin.
18.
The Leather Boys (1965) as Film Editor
Dot and Reggie are part of a notorious biker crew who decide to get hitched. However, there is little marital bliss when marriage doesn't seem to tame Dot one bit -- she comes home drunker and later than ever if she decides to come home at all. When Reggie turns to his biker pals for comfort he encounters the shadowy underground of gay biker culture.
19.
Eva (1964) as Film Editor
A dark tale set in Venice, about a con-man/writer, Stanley Baker who seems to have it all: an international best-seller that's already a hit film, a house in Rome, a venetian farmhouse, not to mention a sweet and gorgeous fiancee, yet he's bitter. Stanley meets his existential match in mod courtesan
20.
Immoral Charge (1962) as Film Editor
21.
The Trunk (1961) as Film Editor
22.
The Gypsy And The Gentleman (1958) as Editor
A gypsy maiden tries to seduce a drunken nobleman in order to better her class.
23.
Harry Black and the Tiger (1958) as Editing
24.
Island in the Sun (1957) as Film Editor
Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule. It focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He finds himself confused on returning home when his romantic liaison with a white female tends to conflict with his political views. As rumor has it an interracial screen kiss caused quite a commotion in the U.S. when the film was released. The plot is further strengthened by a look at the lives of a white ex-pat family also living on the island. The family has to deal with problems of infidelity, racism and murder.
25.
Let's Make Up (1956) as Supervising Editor
A young entertainer, Carole Beaumont (Anna Neagle), is wooed by actor-producer Charles King (David Farrar) but, uncertain of her feelings, she resists his attentions. During an air raid, a bomb explosion rocks the cafe and Carole is knocked unconscious. In her confused state, fantasies flash through her mind, and she seems to become Nell Gwyn of Old Drury, with Charles King looking very much like King Charles. Recovering, she is advised by her doctor to take a rest in the country and, there,another beau, Albert Gutman (Peter Graves), prompts his grandmother, Lady Drayton (Helen Haye), to invite Carole to their family home at Windsor. She accepts and telephones Charles but hangs up when his phone is answered by a female voice. Looking out on Windsor Castle, she sees herself as the young Queen Victoria and Albert as Prince Albert. Influenced by her day-dream, she accepts Albert's proposal. Charles arrives to tell her that all arrangements are made for her to leave with him and the company for Burma, but she refuses saying she will never marry an actor. Barmaid Kate (Kathleen Harrison) tells Charles why Carole feels the way she does about actors: Carole's mother, Lillian Grey (Anna Neagle), was with a touring show in 1913 when the handsome star, John Beaumont (Errol Flynn) raised her from the chorus to be his partner in his first West End show. They were a success, fell in love and were married. But the war soon took Beau off to Flanders and Lillian was left to become a great star on her own. Carole was born in wartime, but saw little of her busy mother.
26.
King's Rhapsody (1955) as Editor
27.
Trouble in the Glen (1954) as Supervising Editor
Major Jim "Lance" Lansing (Forrest Tucker), an American ex-pilot of the U.S. Air Corps, returns to Scotland after the war and finds much trouble in the glen where he settles because of the high-handed activites of the local laird, Sanin Mengues (Orson Welles), a wealthy South American who, with his daughter Marilla (Margaret Lockwood), has returned to the land of his forefathers. Led by Lansing, the people eventually prevail upon Mengues to restore peace to the glen, but not before a brutish fight between Lansing and Parlan (Victor McLaglen), the Mengues foreman.
28.
The Beggar's Opera (1953) as Supervising Editor
A jailed thief creates an opera based on his exploits.
29.
Laughing Anne (1953) as Supervising Editor
30.
The Big Frame (1953) as Editing
During a London reunion of a World War II RAF unit, an American pilot gets into a fight with one of his buddies, who is drunk and belligerent. The next day the pilot wakes up in a strange hotel room with blood on his suit, and can't remember how he got there. Then he discovers that the friend he fought with the night before has been murdered, and he is a prime suspect.
31.
Henry V (1944) as Editor
Shakespeare's tale of the warrior king who learns the meaning of heroism during a daring invasion of France.
32.
This Man in Paris (1939) as Film Editor
33.
Stars Look Down, The (1939) as Editor
Davey Fenwick leaves his mining village on a university scholarship intent on returning to better support the miners against the owners. But he falls in love with Jenny who gets him to marry her and return home as local schoolteacher before finishing his degree. Davey finds he is ill-at-ease in his role, the more so when he realises Jenny still loves her former boyfriend. When he finds that his father and the other miners are going to have to continue working on a possibly deadly coal seam he decides to act.
34.
This Man Is News (1939) as Editing
David Kier, one of the thieves in a sensational jewel robbery and subsequent trial, is set free when the turns King's Evidence on the other members. Kier refuses to give reporter Simon Drake (Barry K. Barnes),an interview, as Simon thinks he will probably be killed by other gang members, but Simon makes note of his address. Simon is fired by his city editor, MacGregor (Alastair Sim), for failing to cover another assignment and the editor says he would not believe Kier's murder if reported by Simon even if it happened. Simon returns home and is persuaded by his wife Pat (Valerie Hobson) to have a drink or two. The tipsy Simon, as a joke, telephones Sim and tells him that Kier has just been murdered, and the excited Sim hangs up before Simon can explain it is just a joke. But Kier has really been murdered and Inspector Holly (Edward Lexy) learns from Sim that Simon had telephoned him with the news at 3:10 A.M., but knows that Kier was not murdered until 4:35 A.M. The Inspector also finds a recently-fired revolver in Simon's flat, and arrests him. Pat and a garage mechanic manage to provide an alibi for Simon at the time of the murder and he is released. But the next morning, Kier's son is also found murdered in Simon's flat. Then Sim is shot, non-fatally, while in Simon's presence. Simon is not only reporting news, he appears to the police to be the one also making it.

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