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Also Known As: Died: April 25, 1976
Born: December 30, 1906 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Director ...
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Started out as an actor in the mid-1920s
1927:
Began film career, assisting Edgar Wallace at British Lion Films
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Worked as filmmaker Basil Dean's dialogue director
1935:
Began directing his own films, beginning with the romance "It Happened in Paris" and the Napoleonic War-set drama "Midshipman Easy/Men of the Sea"
1936:
Directed Edmund Gwenn and Cedric Hardwicke in "Laburnum Grove"
1937:
Helmed the comedy "Who's Your Lady Friend?"; directed and co-scripted the forgettable melodrama "Talk of the Devil"
1938:
Won notice with "Bank Holiday", an ambitious episodic portrait of working class Britain
1939:
Helmed "The Stars Looked Down", a gripping tale of Welsh coalminers starring Michael Redgrave and Margaret Lockwood
1939:
Directed Lockwood in "A Girl Must Live", a drama about a young woman who goes from a proper prep school to a chorus
1941:
Was the director of the suspense-filled drama "Night Train to Munich", starring Lockwood and Rex Harrison
1941:
Directed wife Diana Wynyard and Michael Redgrave in "Kipps", based on H.G. Wells' novel about a shopkeeper who rises above his social standing through an inheritance
1942:
Helmed the biopic "The Young Mr. Pitt", starring Robert Donat as the British Prime Minister elected at age 24
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Joined the British Army's documentary film unit during World War II, making training films
1947:
Won accclaim for his feature "Odd Man Out", an affecting drama about a rebel Irish leader (James Mason)
1949:
Produced and directed his seminal work, "The Third Man", a mystery starring Orson Welles, Trevor Howard and Joseph Cotten, based on the novel by Graham Greene
1951:
Helmed a harrowing adaptation of Joseph Conrad's "An Outcast of the Islands", set in the exotic jungles of Malaysia and starring Trevor Howard and Robert Morley
1952:
Knighted by King George VI
1953:
Directed "The Man Between", a post-World War II Berlin-set drama starring James Mason
1955:
Helmed "A Kid For Two Farthings", a fable about a young boy in London's Jewish ghetto who keeps a sickly goat with one horn as his magical unicorn
1956:
Directed Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida in "Trapeze"
1958:
Helmed "The Key", a World War II-set romantic drama starring William Holden and Sophia Loren
1960:
Directed second adaptation of a Graham Greene novel, the spy comedy "Our Man in Havana", starring Alec Guinness
1963:
Helmed the crime drama "The Running Man", starring Laurence Harvey as the titular fugitive who fakes his death in order to collect insurance money
1965:
Directed "The Agony and the Ecstasy", starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo conflicting with Rex Harrison's Pope Julius II over the Sistine Chapel
1968:
Helmed "Oliver!", a musical based on the Dickens classic "Oliver Twist"; won an Oscar for his work
1970:
Was director of "Flap", a comedic look at the plight of modern Native Americans
1972:
Directed last feature, "Follow Me"
1999:
"The Third Man" named best British film of all time by the British Film Institute

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