Harold French


Director
Harold French

About

Birth Place
London, England, GB
Born
April 23, 1897
Died
October 19, 1997

Family & Companions

Phyl Arnold
Wife
Died in 1941.
Mary Parker
Wife
Actor. Australian; predeceased him.

Bibliography

"I Thought I Never Could"
Harold French (1973)
"I Swore I Never Would"
Harold French (1970)

Biography

Life Events

1912

Stage debut at age 12 in "The Winter's Tale"

1912

Performed in "Where the Rainbow Ends"

1917

Joined the Army's Royal Flying Corps during WWI

1920

Best known for role as the shipwrecked youth in theatre version of "The Blue Lagoon"

1937

film director

Videos

Movie Clip

Encore (1951) - Le Plonge De La Mort Early in the second of three Somerset Maugham stories, titled "Gigolo and Gigolette," Heather Thatcher and David Hutcheson as Monte Carlo dinner hour thrill seekers, watching the act introduced by Terence Morgan and performed by Glynis Johns, from Encore, 1951.
Trio (1950) - What About Jane Austen? Roland Culver plays "Ashenden," the frequent hero of stories by W. Somerset Maugham, in the third story, "Sanatorium," in the 1950 collection Trio, Michael Rennie as new patient and notorious rake Templeton, Jean Simmons as recovering consumptive Evie.
Adam And Evelyne - They Call Them Wolves Guardian Adam (Stewart Granger) emphatic in pretending he wasn't waiting up, finds himself ever more enraptured by his ward Evelyne (Jean Simmons), returning from a night out in Adam And Evelyne, 1949.
Adam And Evelyne - I Just Made You Up Visiting the daughter of his deceased gambler friend at the orphanage, Adam (Stewart Granger) finds himself unable to deflate the expectations of Evelyne (Jean Simmons), their first meeting in Adam And Evelyne, 1949.
Adam And Evelyne - You Tell Whoppers Opening scene introducing orphan Evelyne (Jean Simmons), her opinions, guardian Mrs. Parker (Beatrice Varley), friend Moira (Helen Cherry) and a photo of co-star Stewart Granger, in Adam And Evelyne, 1949.
Avengers, The (a.k.a. Day Will Dawn) - He's Vanished! English reporter Metcalf (Hugh Williams) at sea with Norwegian Kari Alstad (Deborah Kerr) and her father the captain (Finlay Currie), back in London colleagues can't find their man, consulting Lockwood (Ralph Richardson) on the phone, in The Avengers, 1942, a.k.a. Day Will Dawn.
Avengers, The (a.k.a. Day Will Dawn) - Terror Rules Tumult at the opening, as the Germans invade Poland, star reporter Lockwood (Ralph Richardson) returning to his London newsroom, sports scribe Metcalfe (Hugh Williams) being chosen for war duty in Norway, in The Avengers, 1942, a.k.a. Day Will Dawn.
Avengers, The (a.k.a. Day Will Dawn) - You Norwegians With German spy Ingrid (Patricia Medina), English reporter Metcalfe (Hugh Williams) enters an Oslo pub, dueling anthems, brawl, and escape with Captain Alstad (Finlay Currie), in the early WWII thriller The Avengers, 1942, a.k.a. Day Will Dawn.
Major Barbara - Impulses I Cannot Explain Reeled in from a Salvation Army rally, academic Cusins (Rex Harrison) is candid with the title character (Wendy Hiller), in Gabriel Pascal's Major Barbara, 1941, from George Bernard Shaw's play and screenplay.

Companions

Phyl Arnold
Wife
Died in 1941.
Mary Parker
Wife
Actor. Australian; predeceased him.

Bibliography

"I Thought I Never Could"
Harold French (1973)
"I Swore I Never Would"
Harold French (1970)