Family & Companions
Producer (Feature Film)
Saw his first film at age 22 (date approximate)
Worked for Paramount-British Newsreel before joining Michael Balcon's Gainsborough and Gaumont-British studios; wrote story synopses and reviewed films on the side
First film as co-director (with Jack Hulbert), "Falling For You"
Solo directing debut, "Tudor Rose/Nine Days a Queen"
Debut as film producer, "The Ware Case" (also director)
Brought to US to work for David O. Selznick (who never used him and loaned him out, primarily to RKO until 1949)
Made first US film, "Tom Brown's Schooldays"
Worked for US War Department as a producer and joined Signal Corps under Frank Capra; as captain saw overseas duty on the Italian front
Returned to feature filmmaking working for Walt Disney