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Also Known As: Alfred Lewis Allen Died: May 3, 2000
Born: December 25, 1905 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Shropshire, England, GB Profession: director, producer, actor

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After a career as stage actor and director in England and later the USA, apprenticed at Paramount and directed his first feature film in 1943, the chilling, subdued ghost story, "The Uninvited". Although British, Allen filmed two slices of Americana: "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay" (1944), and "Those Endearing Young Charms" (1945) early in his career. He later added an exciting aura of menace to several films noir: "Desert Fury" (1947) and the tautly suspenseful "Suddenly" (1954). Allen spent most of his career after the mid-1950s directing for TV.

After a career as stage actor and director in England and later the USA, apprenticed at Paramount and directed his first feature film in 1943, the chilling, subdued ghost story, "The Uninvited". Although British, Allen filmed two slices of Americana: "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay" (1944), and "Those Endearing Young Charms" (1945) early in his career. He later added an exciting aura of menace to several films noir: "Desert Fury" (1947) and the tautly suspenseful "Suddenly" (1954). Allen spent most of his career after the mid-1950s directing for TV.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Whirlpool (1959) Director
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  A Bullet for Joey (1955) Director
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  Illegal (1955) Director
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  Suddenly (1954) Director
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  At Sword's Point (1952) Director
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  Appointment with Danger (1951) Director
8.
  Valentino (1951) Director
9.
  The Great Gatsby (1949) 2nd Unit Director
10.
  Chicago Deadline (1949) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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Served as executive in charge of New York and London production for stage producer Gilbert Miller
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Worked as actor and stage director in NY and England
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Apprenticed at Paramount for two years
1943:
Feature film directorial debut, "The Uninvited"
1963:
Made last feature film, "Decision at Midnight"
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Education

Tettenhall College: -

Notes

Not to be confused with the composer of the same name

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wife:
Dorothy Skinner. Literary agent. Married until her death in 1969.
wife:
Trudy Allen. Second wife; survived him.

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father:
William Vincent Allen. Wool trader, clothing manufacturer.
mother:
Sarah Allen.
son:
Jon Lewis Allen. Survived him.

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