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Also Known As: Robert Compton-Bennett Died: August 13, 1974
Born: January 15, 1900 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kent, England, GB Profession: director, screenwriter, commercial artist, editor, bandleader, interior decorator

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Entered film in 1932 as an editor for Alexander Korda and Sydney Box and worked on propaganda and training films for the British Army between 1939 and 1941. Bennett made a strong impression with his debut feature, "The Seventh Veil" (1945), a superior psychological melodrama that boosted the star careers of James Mason and Ann Todd. His only other well-known film, co-directed with Andrew Marton during a brief spell in Hollywood, is the second screen version of "King Solomon's Mines" (1950).

Entered film in 1932 as an editor for Alexander Korda and Sydney Box and worked on propaganda and training films for the British Army between 1939 and 1941. Bennett made a strong impression with his debut feature, "The Seventh Veil" (1945), a superior psychological melodrama that boosted the star careers of James Mason and Ann Todd. His only other well-known film, co-directed with Andrew Marton during a brief spell in Hollywood, is the second screen version of "King Solomon's Mines" (1950).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Beyond The Curtain (1960) Director
2.
  That Woman Opposite (1957) Director
3.
  Flying Scot, The (1957) Director
4.
  Gift Horse, The (1953) Director
5.
  Desperate Moment (1953) Director
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  It Started in Paradise (1952) Director
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  So Little Time (1952) Director
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  King Solomon's Mines (1950) Director
9.
  My Own True Love (1949) Director
10.
  That Forsyte Woman (1949) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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1942:
Short film directing debut, "Freedom Must Have Wings"
1945:
Feature directing debut, "The Seventh Veil"
1946:
Hollywood debut, "My Own True Love"

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