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||February 25, 1995
||March 1, 1921
||Cause of Death:
||Brighton, England, GB
RATE AND COMMENT
Joined Alexander Korda's London Films as third assistant director
Promoted to assistant director, then editor, London Films
Served in RAF; became commanding officer in film unit
Short film directing and writing debut, "Naples is a Battlefield" (Clayton present at liberation of Naples; film released by Ministry of Information)
First film as production manager, "An Ideal Husband"
First film as associate producer, "Queen of Spades"
Medium-length directing debut, "The Bespoke Overcoat" (also produced)
First feature film as producer, "Sailor Beware/Panic in the Parlor"
Joined James Woolf's Romulus Films as associate producer in the 1950s
Feature film directing debut, "Room at the Top"
Enjoyed a success with "The Innocents", adapted from Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw"
Helmed the lavish if somewhat staid remake of "The Great Gatsby"
Directed the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's film "Something Wicked This Way Comes"
Helmed the romance "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne"