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Also Known As: Died: February 19, 1990
Born: September 30, 1905 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Kent, England, GB Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Contraband (1999) as Director
This is the tale of life in a British port in the first year of World War II. Spies and smugglers abound in the blackout and unreal shore life of the "phoney war" (before the shooting started).
2.
Age of Consent (1969) as Director
An artist runs off to the South Pacific and falls for a young girl there.
3.
They're a Weird Mob (1966)
Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with the promise of a job as a journalist on his cousins magazine, only to find that when he gets there the magazine's folded, the cousins done a runner & the money his cousin sent for the fare was borrowed from the daughter of the boss of a local construction firm. So Nino tries to get a job & finishes up ... laying bricks. Nino works hard & friends with lots of locals, Nino & Kay argue a lot, Nino & Kay fall in love ... Kay takes Nino to meet 'Daddy' but daddy hates journalists, immigrants and bricklayers (he's now BOSS of a construction firm). Nino starts to win him over with his charm & determination to marry Kay.
4.
Bluebeard's Castle (1964)
An adaptation of Bela Bartok's opera "Bluebeard's Castle" and based on a libretto by the film theorist Bela Balazs.
5.
Queen's Guards, The (1963) as Director
Captains John Fellows and Henry Wynne-Walton finish their Army training at Sandhurst Military Academy and are sent to the Middle-East. John is to lead a parachute battalion while Henry is put in charge of a platoon of armoured cars of the Household Cavalry. John is constantly being told by his father, an ex-Guards officer that he is not as good as his brother who was killed during the war.
6.
Peeping Tom (1960) as Director
Raised by a sadist, a cinematographer kills young women while filming their fear.
7.
Honeymoon (1959)
Australian famer Kit Kelly and his new bride Anna are driving through Europe when they help a stranded motorist. They discover he is Antonio, a famous dancer. Upon learning that Anna was a ballerina before she married, Antonio attempts to persuade her to join his company.
8.
Night Ambush (1958) as Director
Two British soldiers are assigned to kidnap a key Nazi commander.
9.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1957) as Director
The British navy fights to trap a deadly German battleship during World War II.
10.
Oh... Rosalinda! (1955) as Director
"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks and every kind of deception combine to reveal a would-be cheat in hot pursuit of his own wife, much to his chagrin. Silly, charming, always entertaining, always fun. This is a film version of "Die Fledermaus" set in post-war Vienna with the main protagonists of Dr Falke represented by the 3 occupying powers. This is NOT just a film of a staged production but a truly filmic version of the operetta.
11.
The Fighting Pimpernel (1954) as Director
12.
The Wild Heart (1952) as Director
After entering a loveless marriage, a gypsy falls for another man.
13.
14.
The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) as Director
A famous writer broods over his three lost loves.
15.
Gone to Earth (1950)
Hazel Woodus is a beautiful but innocent country girl who loves all the creatures around her, especially her pet fox cub. She is given a rough time by her father but can escape to run barefoot through the woods when her harsh life gets too much for her. It is there that she is found by the local squire, Jack Reddin, finds her and is struck by her beauty. The obvious conflict develops when the squire leads the local hunt and tries to kill Hazel's pet fox. The title "Gone to Earth" is taken from the huntsmans cry when the target is no longer obtainable.
16.
The Red Shoes (1948) as Director
A young ballerina is torn between her art and her romance with a young composer.
17.
Hour of Glory (1948) as Director
18.
A Matter of Life and Death (1947) as Director
An injured aviator argues in celestial court for the chance to go on living.
19.
Black Narcissus (1947) as Director
Nuns founding a convent in the Himalayas are tormented by the area's exotic beauty.
20.
I Know Where I'm Going (1945) as Director
A determined young Englishwoman sets out to accomplish her goals even at the risk of her heart.
21.
A Canterbury Tale (1944) as Director
Three visitors to a small town try to catch a man who pours glue in women's hair.
22.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) as Director
An aging military man looks back on the loves and friends who shaped his life.
23.
One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1941) as Director
When the Nazis shoot down a British bomber, its crew seeks help from the Dutch underground.
24.
49th Parallel (1941) as Director
The crew of a stranded German U-boat tries to evade capture in Canada during World War II.
25.
Contraband (1940)
While held up in a British port, a Danish sea captain tussles with German spies.
26.
The Lion Has Wings (1940) as Director
Britishers of every class band together to repel the German Blitz.
27.
The Thief of Bagdad (1940) as Director
A young thief faces amazing monsters to return Bagdad's deposed king to the throne.
28.
U-Boat 29 (1939) as Director
A German sub tries to sink the British fleet during World War I.
29.
The Edge of the World (1937) as Director
A fisherman fights to prevent changing times from destroying his family.
30.
Behind the Mask (1936)
A young couple attend a masked ball before their planned (but secret) elopement. Suddenly everything goes wrong when the young woman is attacked and held hostage by a crazed attacker.
31.
Love Test, The (1935) as Director
32.
Girl in the Crowd, The (1935)
Bookseller David Gordon's new wife Marian has never met David's friend Bob but by telephone advises him on how to meet women by following the first attractive girl he sees. Unfortunately, the girl turns out to be Marian and Bob is arrested.
34.
Some Day (1935) as Director
35.
Lazybones (1935)
Lazybones is an idle baronet. He hasn't a care in the world until his father cuts him off without a penny. He then meets an American heiress & marries her but finds she has been disinherited as well. They find even more trouble in the shape of the American's cousin.
36.
Fire Raisers, The (1934) as Director
Jim Bronson is an insurance investigator, but he's unhappy with his work and gets involved with a gang of arsonists. His conscience is troubling him ...
37.
Red Ensign (1934) as Director
David Barr is the manager and chief designer of a British shipyard (when we still built ships). The shipyard is in financial trouble but Barr has a design for a new ship that will save them all. Can he get the ship built in spite of the opposition from his own bankers as well as the rival shipbuilders and their infiltrated militants.
38.
Night of the Party, The (1934) as Director
39.
Something Always Happens (1934)
When a gasoline company president rejects his marketing proposal, an unemployed man joins the competition.
40.
My Friend the King (1932) as Director
41.
Rynox (1932) as Director
Business tycoon F.X. Benedik claims he has been threatened by a mysterious stranger Boswell Marsh. When F.X. Benedik is found murdered. Tony takes over the business and tries to track down the mysterious Marsh.
42.
Hotel Splendide (1932) as Director
Jerry Mason inherits the Hotel Splendide at Speymouth but is disappointed when he sees it's a quiet place with a few permanent residents. Gentleman Charlie, a jewel thief arrives after a long spell in prison expecting to be able to dig up the pearls he had buried - only to find the hotel has been built on the site.
43.
C.O.D. (1932)
When Frances discovers her stepfather dead in the library, she pays Peter Craven to help her hide the body. When the body is discovered, Frances is suspected of murder but Craven decides to find the real killer.
44.
Rasp, The (1932) as Director
45.
His Lordship (1932) as Director
Cheerful Cockney Bert Gibbs is promoted to the peerage and becomes Lord Thornton Heath. But then he meets up with Russian movie star Ilya Myona and when his mother asks about her Bert implies they are engaged. After some adventures with some dubious Russian types Bert's girl Lenina eventually wins him back.
46.
Two Crowded Hours (1931) as Director
47.

Cast (feature film)

48.
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2011)
Oscar-winning cinematographer Jack Cardiff had a career that spanned nine decades of moving pictures, providing a number of timeless classics such as "The African Queen" and "The Red Shoes". Through his pioneering use of Technicolor photography, his work behind the camera altered the look of films p
49.
Modern Love (1990)
A young couple struggles to balance love, work and family.
51.
Isn't It Shocking? (1973)
An inexperienced small-town sheriff is confronted with the mysterious deaths of the local senior citizens, an ingenious killer, and some very odd goings-on.
52.
Peeping Tom (1960) as Mr. Lewis
Raised by a sadist, a cinematographer kills young women while filming their fear.
53.
The Edge of the World (1937) as Yachtsman
A fisherman fights to prevent changing times from destroying his family.
54.
The Garden of Allah (1927) as A tourist
Father Adrien had taken the vows of eternal silence, prayer and, of course, celibacy, when he entered the Trappist Monastry of Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algeria. One day, he chopped down a tree that blocked a part of the Monastery wall, but as it fell it knocked a young girl senseless. As Father Adrien bathes her face she regains consciousness and in a mischievous mood embraces him. The embrace was seen by another monk but the Monastic discipline imposed is as nothing compared to the torturing penances of mind and body which the contrite Father Adrien has imposed upon himself. In the end it is all too much for poor Father Adrien and he abandons his vows and escapes into the desert, resuming his secular name Androvsky. On the way to the oasis of Beni-Mora he encounters Domini Enfilden who has been brought up as a Catholic. Androvsky rescues Domini from a rioting crowd and she finds herself deeply attracted to him.

Writer (feature film)

55.
Contraband (1999) as Screenwriter
This is the tale of life in a British port in the first year of World War II. Spies and smugglers abound in the blackout and unreal shore life of the "phoney war" (before the shooting started).
56.
Night Ambush (1958) as Screenwriter
Two British soldiers are assigned to kidnap a key Nazi commander.
57.
Oh... Rosalinda! (1955) as Screenwriter
"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks and every kind of deception combine to reveal a would-be cheat in hot pursuit of his own wife, much to his chagrin. Silly, charming, always entertaining, always fun. This is a film version of "Die Fledermaus" set in post-war Vienna with the main protagonists of Dr Falke represented by the 3 occupying powers. This is NOT just a film of a staged production but a truly filmic version of the operetta.
58.
The Fighting Pimpernel (1954) as Writer
59.
60.
The Wild Heart (1952) as Writer
After entering a loveless marriage, a gypsy falls for another man.
61.
The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) as Screenwriter
A famous writer broods over his three lost loves.
62.
The Red Shoes (1948) as Screenwriter
A young ballerina is torn between her art and her romance with a young composer.
63.
Black Narcissus (1947) as Screenwriter
Nuns founding a convent in the Himalayas are tormented by the area's exotic beauty.
64.
A Matter of Life and Death (1947) as Screenwriter
An injured aviator argues in celestial court for the chance to go on living.
65.
I Know Where I'm Going (1945) as From Story
A determined young Englishwoman sets out to accomplish her goals even at the risk of her heart.
66.
A Canterbury Tale (1944) as From Story
Three visitors to a small town try to catch a man who pours glue in women's hair.
67.
A Canterbury Tale (1944) as Screenwriter
Three visitors to a small town try to catch a man who pours glue in women's hair.
68.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) as Screenwriter
An aging military man looks back on the loves and friends who shaped his life.
69.
One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1941) as Screenwriter
When the Nazis shoot down a British bomber, its crew seeks help from the Dutch underground.
70.
Contraband (1940)
While held up in a British port, a Danish sea captain tussles with German spies.
71.
The Edge of the World (1937) as Screenwriter
A fisherman fights to prevent changing times from destroying his family.
72.
Fire Raisers, The (1934) as From Original Story
Jim Bronson is an insurance investigator, but he's unhappy with his work and gets involved with a gang of arsonists. His conscience is troubling him ...
73.
Fire Raisers, The (1934) as Screenwriter
Jim Bronson is an insurance investigator, but he's unhappy with his work and gets involved with a gang of arsonists. His conscience is troubling him ...
74.
Red Ensign (1934) as Screenwriter
David Barr is the manager and chief designer of a British shipyard (when we still built ships). The shipyard is in financial trouble but Barr has a design for a new ship that will save them all. Can he get the ship built in spite of the opposition from his own bankers as well as the rival shipbuilders and their infiltrated militants.
75.
Perfect Understanding (1933) as Adaptation
A young couple decide to marry under the condition that they agree... never to disagree.
76.
Rynox (1932) as Screenwriter
Business tycoon F.X. Benedik claims he has been threatened by a mysterious stranger Boswell Marsh. When F.X. Benedik is found murdered. Tony takes over the business and tries to track down the mysterious Marsh.
77.
78.
Caste (1930) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

79.
Age of Consent (1969) as Producer
An artist runs off to the South Pacific and falls for a young girl there.
80.
Sebastian (1968) as Producer
A British mathematician, working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with another decrypter. This leads them to a complicated intrigue within the codebreakers.
81.
Queen's Guards, The (1963) as Producer
Captains John Fellows and Henry Wynne-Walton finish their Army training at Sandhurst Military Academy and are sent to the Middle-East. John is to lead a parachute battalion while Henry is put in charge of a platoon of armoured cars of the Household Cavalry. John is constantly being told by his father, an ex-Guards officer that he is not as good as his brother who was killed during the war.
82.
Peeping Tom (1960) as Producer
Raised by a sadist, a cinematographer kills young women while filming their fear.
83.
Night Ambush (1958) as Producer
Two British soldiers are assigned to kidnap a key Nazi commander.
84.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1957) as Producer
The British navy fights to trap a deadly German battleship during World War II.
85.
Oh... Rosalinda! (1955) as Producer
"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks and every kind of deception combine to reveal a would-be cheat in hot pursuit of his own wife, much to his chagrin. Silly, charming, always entertaining, always fun. This is a film version of "Die Fledermaus" set in post-war Vienna with the main protagonists of Dr Falke represented by the 3 occupying powers. This is NOT just a film of a staged production but a truly filmic version of the operetta.
86.
The Fighting Pimpernel (1954) as Producer
87.
88.
The Wild Heart (1952) as Producer
After entering a loveless marriage, a gypsy falls for another man.
89.
The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) as Producer
A famous writer broods over his three lost loves.
90.
The Red Shoes (1948) as Producer
A young ballerina is torn between her art and her romance with a young composer.
91.
A Matter of Life and Death (1947) as Producer
An injured aviator argues in celestial court for the chance to go on living.
92.
Black Narcissus (1947) as Producer
Nuns founding a convent in the Himalayas are tormented by the area's exotic beauty.
93.
I Know Where I'm Going (1945) as Producer
A determined young Englishwoman sets out to accomplish her goals even at the risk of her heart.
94.
A Canterbury Tale (1944) as Producer
Three visitors to a small town try to catch a man who pours glue in women's hair.
95.
49th Parallel (1941) as Producer
The crew of a stranded German U-boat tries to evade capture in Canada during World War II.
96.
One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1941) as Producer
When the Nazis shoot down a British bomber, its crew seeks help from the Dutch underground.

Music (feature film)

97.
Next Friday (2000)
An inner city youth must move to the suburbs to escape trouble from his neighborhood. Sequel.

Production Companies (feature film)

98.
Age of Consent (1969) as Company
An artist runs off to the South Pacific and falls for a young girl there.
99.
Sebastian (1968) as Company
A British mathematician, working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with another decrypter. This leads them to a complicated intrigue within the codebreakers.

Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)

100.
Careful (1992)
Strange passions run amok in the alpine village of Tolzbad, whose residents live in obsessive silence, walking on tenterhooks to avoid the constant threat of avalanches, icy paths and lightning strikes that seem to plague them.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

101.
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2011)
Oscar-winning cinematographer Jack Cardiff had a career that spanned nine decades of moving pictures, providing a number of timeless classics such as "The African Queen" and "The Red Shoes". Through his pioneering use of Technicolor photography, his work behind the camera altered the look of films p
102.
High Crimes (2002)
A happily married, successful female lawyer is shocked to learn that her husband has a hidden past as a classified military operative, and is accused of committing a heinous war crime. She must wrestle with her own doubts about his guilt as she defends him, with the help of a private investigator, i
103.
Heaven (1987)
104.
Pavlova (1983)

Director (short)

105.
Return to the Edge of the World (1978)
Director Michael Powell and the cast of "The Edge of the World" revisit the film's island setting in this short film.
106.
Sorcerer's Apprentice, The (1955) as Director
107.
Airman's Letter to His Mother, An (1941)
A mother reads a letter from her son, who was killed in the war in this short film.

Cast (short)

108.
Return to the Edge of the World (1978)
Director Michael Powell and the cast of "The Edge of the World" revisit the film's island setting in this short film.
109.
Airman's Letter to His Mother, An (1941)
A mother reads a letter from her son, who was killed in the war in this short film.

Cinematography (short)

110.
Airman's Letter to His Mother, An (1941)
A mother reads a letter from her son, who was killed in the war in this short film.

Writer (short)

111.
Airman's Letter to His Mother, An (1941)
A mother reads a letter from her son, who was killed in the war in this short film.

Producer (short)

112.
Return to the Edge of the World (1978)
Director Michael Powell and the cast of "The Edge of the World" revisit the film's island setting in this short film.
113.
Airman's Letter to His Mother, An (1941)
A mother reads a letter from her son, who was killed in the war in this short film.

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