Brian Desmond-hurst



Life Events


Moved to Hollywood, became assistant to John Ford


Debut as British film director


Movie Clip

Christmas Carol, A (1951) -- (Movie Clip) 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) -- (Movie Clip) 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) -- (Movie Clip) 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) -- (Movie Clip) 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) -- (Movie Clip) 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) -- (Movie Clip) 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) -- (Movie Clip) 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) -- (Movie Clip) 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.