John Dighton


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John Dighton brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Dighton wrote for a variety of films, including "Nicholas Nickleby" (1947), "Saraband For Dead Lovers" (1948) with Stewart Granger and "Kind Hearts and Coronets" (1949). Later in his career, Dighton wrote the comedy adventure "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll" (1961) with Ernest Borgnin...

Biography

John Dighton brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Dighton wrote for a variety of films, including "Nicholas Nickleby" (1947), "Saraband For Dead Lovers" (1948) with Stewart Granger and "Kind Hearts and Coronets" (1949). Later in his career, Dighton wrote the comedy adventure "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll" (1961) with Ernest Borgnine. Dighton passed away in January 1989 at the age of 80.

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Roman Holiday (1953) - Open, No Sign Of The Strain Following credits confirming the all-location shooting in Rome, Audrey Hepburn in her de-facto debut, the princess of a pointedly not-named country, beginning her Academy Award-winning performance, opening William Wyler's Roman Holiday, 1953, co-starring Gregory Peck.
Roman Holiday (1953) - Care To Make A Statement? The ending of the escape from official guest quarters by visiting Princess Anne (Audrey Hepburn), only beginning to feel the effect of a sleep medication, and the introduction of reporter Joe (Gregory Peck) and buds, especially cameraman Irving (Eddie Albert), in William Wyler's Roman Holiday. 1953.
Roman Holiday (1953) - Did You Bring Me Here By Force? American reporter Joe (Gregory Peck) awakens Princess Anne (Audrey Hepburn), whose minders consider missing, but whom he in fact rescued, roaming the city while on sleep medication, not revealing that he knows who she is, in Roman Holiday, 1953.
Let George Do It! (1940) - Good Evening, Herr Hitler Late in the feature and maybe a spoiler, George Formby (as accidental hero-spy Hepplewhite) has been drugged by under-cover Nazis (Garry Marsh, Romney Brent), and dreams of thwarting their schemes, rescuing pretty colleague Mary (Phyllis Calvert) and finally slugging der Führer, in the Formby vehicle Let George Do It!, 1940.
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Let George Do It! (1940) - Have You Anything To Declare? Thinking he’s arriving in Blackpool (not Bergen, Norway!) singer George (Formby) discovers he’s further-accidentally bunked with the wife (Helena Pickard) of mysterious traveling magician Oscar (Bernard Lee), and is helped by a steward (Johnnie Schofield) and a baffled customs official, in the spy-comedy Let George Do It!, 1940.
Let George Do It! (1940) - Grandad's Flannelette Nightshirt Bumbling at the port, George Formby (as traveling banjo-lele player Hepplewhite) vamps (song by Formby, Harry Gifford and Fred E. Cliffe) while bandmate Alf (Hal Gordon) hustles, early in the wartime Formby vehicle Let George Do It!, 1940, also released as To Hell With Hitler (U.S.A.) and DInky-Doo (U.S.S.R.!).
Devil's Disciple, The (1959) - Men Of The Same British Stock As Ourselves Redcoat General Burgoyne (Laurence Olivier) warns aide Swindon (Harry Andrews) then doesn't quite meet preacher Anderson (Burt Lancaster), arrived too late to stop a hanging, in The Devil's Disciple, 1959, from the George Bernard Shaw play.
Devil's Disciple, The (1959) - The Child Isn't Past Saving At the wake for his father, hanged by the British, New Hampshire outlaw Richard Dudgeon (Kirk Douglas) tangles with his mother (Eva LaGalliene), preacher Anderson (Burt Lancaster) and wife Judith (Janette Scott) in the George Bernard Shaw Revolutionary War tale The Devil's Disciple, 1959.
Devil's Disciple, The (1959) - Fame Without Ability Narration from George Bernard Shaw's play, and Revolutionary War stop-motion animation, leading to the first scene between General Burgoyne (Laurence Olivier), a historical figure and himself a playwright, and Swindon (Harry Andrews), in The Devil's Disciple, 1959, produced by and starring Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster.
Devil's Disciple, The (1959) - To Annoy The English From the Bernard Shaw play, worried Revolutionary War New Hampshire minister Anderson (Burt Lancaster) meets outlaw Dick Dudgeon (Kirk Douglas, Burt’s co-star and producing partner, his first scene), delivering the body of his hanged father, in The Devil’s Disciple, 1959.
Swan, The (1956) - Open, Send For Caesar! Opening credits and Princess Beatrix (Jessie Royce Landis) in a panic, from Charles Vidor's The Swan, 1956, starring Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness and Louis Jourdan, shot at the Vanderbilt (Biltmore) Estate in North Carolina.

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