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|Also Known As:||Died:||August 13, 1974|
|Born:||January 15, 1900||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Kent, England, GB||Profession:||Director ...|
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Director (feature film)
This is the story of one of the old moth-balled American fourstack destroyers, left-overs from WW I, which were turned over to the British in the early, desperate days of WW II, as part of the "Lend-Lease" program before American was in the war. The crew is saddled with an overage "gift horse", prone to mechanical tantrums and even complete engine failure in moments of high crisis. The story follows the exploits of the ship, officers and sailors from the time they take command of this "lemon" in Halifax until the last, heart-breaking night when they scuttle the ship in a German-held French harbor. Episodic and understated.
In Belgium, during World War II, a young music student (Maria Schell) and her mother (Barbara Mullen)are the only ones left of a large family, the men having all been lost in the war against Germany. Their chateau is partially taken over by the German Military Commandant (Marius Goring). The girl, Nicole, has an intense hatred for the Germans and tells the Commandant, Hohensee, so. Whey they discover they have a mutual interest in music, especially the piano, they come to know each other better and fall in love. They know it is an impossible situation---especially the girl who is forced by the underground to steal documents and information from him---and realize their romance can only end in tragedy.
A spirited widow hires a daredevil jungle scout to find a lost treasure in diamonds.
An unhappily married woman falls in love with her niece's fiance.
A hangman conceals his true identity when he falls in love, and sets up home with his girl on a barge in the river Thames. Tragedy strikes when the hangman's assistant tries to seduce his boss's wife - after a fight, the hangman is presumed drowned. The woman commits suicide, but the hangman has in fact survived, and manages to save his assistant from the gallows.
A concert pianist with amnesia fights to regain her memory.
Writer (feature film)
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