|Also Known As: ||
||June 17, 1985
||November 21, 1913
||Cause of Death:
||Bray, England, GB
RATE AND COMMENT
Began career as an office boy for a London film distributor
Joined brother at Marleybone Studios
Volunteered to be an ambulance driver in the Spanish Civil War; was almost captured twice
Co-founded Charter Films with brother Roy
First short film, "The Landlady", directed by Roy and produced by John
Served as a mechanic in the Royal Air Force during WWII; eventually made first lieutenant
During WWII, produced three compilation documentaries helmed by brother Roy, "Desert Victory" (1943), "Tunisian Victory" (1944, with assistance from Frank Capra) and "Burma Victory" (1945)
Feature directing debut, "Journey Together"; also produced and wrote; made for the RAF
Helmed "Brighton Rock", co-written by Graham Greene (adapted from his novel) and Terrence Rattigan
Contributed "The Magic Box" to the Festival of Britain
Joined British Lion Films
Directed "Private's Progress"
Helmed the controversial satire "I'm Alright Jack"
Final film as director, "Rotten to the Core"