Brian Desmond-hurst


Director

Biography

Life Events

1925

Moved to Hollywood, became assistant to John Ford

1934

Debut as British film director

Videos

Movie Clip

Christmas Carol, A (1951) - Jacob Marley Scrooge (Alastair Sim) arriving home Christmas evening, spooky business beginning, Michael Hordern as his dead partner Jacob Marley, in the celebrated 1951 version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, directed by Brian Desmond-Hurst.
Christmas Carol, A (1951) - Are You The Spirit? Scrooge (Alastair Sim) forewarned, awakes to meet the "Spirit Of The Past" (Michael Dolan), beginning their journey where they meet young Ebenezer (George Cole) and his sister (Carol Marsh), in the 1951 British Lion production of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
Christmas Carol, A (1951) - Addressing Mr. Scrooge Opening scene, introducing Scrooge (Alastair Sim), arriving at his office where Cratchit (Mervyn Johns) has received two businessmen (Peter Bull, the narrator, and Douglas Muir), in Brian Desmond-Hurst's A Christmas Carol, 1951, from the Dickens novel.
Lion Has Wings, The -- (1940) - This Is Britain The newsreader E.V.H. Emmett would have been familiar to any Britons watching this unbridled propaganda narrative, which continues at intervals throughout the film, opening The Lion Has Wings, 1940, directing credit shared by Michael Powell, Brian Desmond Hurst and Adrian Brunel.
Lion Has Wings, The -- (1940) - Are We At War? The first scene in which actors emerge from the narration, Churchill's address as Merle Oberon (Newly married to the producer, as "Mrs. Richardson") and June Duprez (as "June") listen, Ralph Richardson (as "Wing Commander... Richardson") and Brian Worth (as "Bobby") arrive, in Alexander Korda's rush-job WWII propaganda effort, The Lion Has Wings, 1940.
Hungry Hill (1947) - Both Great And Rich! Irish land-owner Brodrick (Cecil Parker) arrives home with news for children Jane (Jean Simmons), Barbara (Barbara Waring), Henry (Michael Denison) and rebellious John (Dennis Price), early in Hungry Hill, 1947, from a Daphne DuMaurier novel.
Hungry Hill (1947) - As I Cursed Your Father! Angered Irish townsfolk led by Donovan (Arthur Sinclair) storm the copper mine, Owner Brodrick (Cecil Parker), with son Henry (Michael Denison) and staff, arriving to defend, in Hungry Hill, 1947, from a Daphne DuMaurier novel.
Hungry Hill (1947) - I'd Mark Her For Life At the Brodrick estate in County Cork, Fanny Rose (Margaret Lockwood) with a smashing entrance, taunting John (Dennis Price) and Henry (Michael Denison), infuriating butler Tim (F.J. McCormick), in Hungry Hill, 1947.

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