Val Guest


Director

Biography

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Boys in Blue (1983)
Director
The Shillingbury Blowers (1980)
Director
Killer Force (1975)
Director
Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974)
Director
Au Pair Girls (1972)
Director
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1971)
Director
Assignment K (1968)
Director
Casino Royale (1967)
Director
Casino Royale (1967)
Addl seq
Contest Girl (1966)
Director
Where the Spies Are (1966)
Director
Jig Saw (1965)
Director
80,000 Suspects (1963)
Director
Life Is a Circus (1962)
Director
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1962)
Director
Jigsaw (1962)
Director
Stop Me Before I Kill! (1961)
Director
Hell Is a City (1960)
Director
Yesterday's Enemy (1959)
Director
Expresso Bongo (1959)
Director
The Camp on Blood Island (1958)
Director
Further Up the Creek (1958)
Director
Enemy from Space (1957)
Director
The Weapon (1957)
Director
The Abominable Snowman (1957)
Director
Break in the Circle (1957)
Director
Carry On, Admiral (1957)
Director
The Creeping Unknown (1956)
Director
Life with the Lyons (1956)
Director
The Men of Sherwood Forest (1956)
Director
It's a Wonderful World (1956)
Director
Dance Little Lady (1955)
Director
The Runaway Bus (1954)
Director
Penny Princess (1952)
Director
Mr. Drake's Duck (1951)
Director
Miss Pilgrim's Progress (1950)
Director
William at the Circus (1948)
Director
Just William's Luck (1948)
Director
I'll Be Your Sweetheart (1945)
Director
Give Us the Moon (1944)
Director
Miss London Ltd. (1943)
Director
Bees In Paradise (1943)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

The Boys in Blue (1983)
Screenplay
Killer Force (1975)
Screenplay
Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974)
Screenwriter
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1971)
Written for Screen by
Assignment K (1968)
Screenwriter
Casino Royale (1967)
Additional Dialogue
Where the Spies Are (1966)
Screenwriter
Contest Girl (1966)
Screenwriter
Jig Saw (1965)
Screenwriter
80,000 Suspects (1963)
Writer
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1962)
Screenwriter
Life Is a Circus (1962)
Screenwriter
Dentist in the Chair (1961)
Screenwriter
Stop Me Before I Kill! (1961)
Screenwriter
Hell Is a City (1960)
Screenwriter
The Camp on Blood Island (1958)
Screenwriter
Enemy from Space (1957)
Screenwriter
Break in the Circle (1957)
Screenwriter
Carry On, Admiral (1957)
Screenplay
Blonde Bait (1956)
Screenwriter
The Creeping Unknown (1956)
Screenwriter
Life with the Lyons (1956)
Screenwriter
It's a Wonderful World (1956)
Screenwriter
Dance Little Lady (1955)
Screenwriter
Another Man's Poison (1952)
Screenwriter
Happy Go Lovely (1951)
Screenwriter
Mr. Drake's Duck (1951)
Original Screenplay
London Town (1946)
Screenplay
Give Us the Moon (1944)
Screenwriter
Bees In Paradise (1943)
Writer
Mail Train (1941)
Screenwriter
The Ghost Train (1941)
Screenplay
Band Waggon (1939)
Writer
Alf's Button Afloat (1938)
Writer
Where There's a Will (1937)
Screenplay and dial
Windbag the Sailor (1936)
From Story
All In (1936)
Writer

Producer (Feature Film)

Where the Spies Are (1966)
Producer
Contest Girl (1966)
Producer
Jig Saw (1965)
Producer
80,000 Suspects (1963)
Producer
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1962)
Producer
Stop Me Before I Kill! (1961)
Producer
Expresso Bongo (1959)
Producer

Music (Feature Film)

Expresso Bongo (1959)
Song

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Where the Spies Are (1966)
Company
Jig Saw (1965)
Company
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1962)
Company
Stop Me Before I Kill! (1961)
Company

Life Events

Photo Collections

Creeping Unknown - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from The Creeping Unknown (1956 - aka The Quatermass Xperiment). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

Videos

Movie Clip

When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth (1971) - Sanna Joining the opening scene in Hammer Films attempt to revisit the success of One Million Years B.C., 1966, Patrick Allen is head of the Rock Tribe which likes sacrificing blondes to the sun, but some wild celestial event happens, allowing Sanna (Victoria Vetri) to escape to the Sand Tribe’s raft, and Robin Hawdon rescuing, in When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth, 1971.
When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth (1971) - Sand Tribe (Apparently rare) Blonde Sanna (Victoria Vetri) has been rescued from the sea (just escaping being sacrificed by her own tribe) and is brought home by enraptured Tara (Robin Hawdon), whose own significant other (Imogen Hassall) is put off, when everyone sees the captured dinosaur (by special effects artist Jim Danforth) actually isn't, in When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth, 1971.
When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth (1971) - Baby Dinosaur Lots of perhaps coherent story layering involving the two tribes here but interlocked is the charming encounter between exiled and/or outcast Sanna (Victoria Vetri) interacting with the mom then the baby of a new breed of dinosaur from special effects wizard Jim Danforth, in Hammer Films’ When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth, 1971.
Where The Spies Are (1965) - You're Coming With Us Shooting for real in and around Beirut, Cyril Cusack in a segment proceeding from a Russian spy-training film, as Brit spy Rosser, assailed eventually by two KGB guys (George Mikell, Gabor Baraker) producer-director Val Guest working from the adapted novel Passport To Oblivion by James Leasor, early in Where The Spies Are, 1965, starring David Niven.
Where The Spies Are (1965) - Car Of The Young Millionaires Short-handed Brit spy-master MacGillivray (John Le Mesurier) with aide Jackson (Noel Harrison) discovers that former WWII part-time agent Dr. Love (David Niven) is an enthusiast of the rare American Cord sports car line, giving him the angle he needs to recruit him for a mission in Beirut, early in Where The Spies Are, 1965
Where The Spies Are (1965) - Teeth, Lots Of Teeth! In Rome en route to Beirut, Dr. Love (David Niven), just recruited by his former British Intelligence masters for a one-off mission, not yet comfortable with the code language, has a couple of missteps before model Vikki (Francoise Dorleac) presents herself as his contact, in producer-director Val Guest's Where The Spies Are, 1965.
Jigsaw (1962) - Ever Seen A Gold Nugget? We’ve just met Sgt. Wilks (Ronald Lewis), dealing with with a burgled estate agent (Brian Oulton) in Brighton, England, both unaware of the murder from the opening scene, calling into HQ where we meet Insp. Fellows (Jack Warner) and his boss (Geoffrey Russell), in Val Guest’s Jigsaw, 1962.
Jigsaw (1962) - Opening, I'm Just A Shadow Cracking opening, from writer, producer and director Val Guest, working from a novel by the American police-procedural pioneer Hillary Waugh, at Saltdean near Brighton we meet Moira Redmond, doomed, with her unseen husband, in Jigsaw, 1962, starring Jack Warner and Yolande Donlan.
Jigsaw (1962) - I Don't Get Much Chance To Meet Men Inspector Fellows (Jack Warner) from Brighton, England, up to London following a lead, visits the Greenwich home of Jean Sherman (Yolande Donlan, wife of the writer, director and producer Val Guest), whom he thought to be the unidentified victim of a murder, in Jigsaw, 1962.
Jigsaw (1962) - That Sort Of Woman Writer, producer and director Val Guest shooting on location at Saltdean, near Brighton, England, inspector Fellows (Jack Warner) interviews Mrs. Banks (Joan Newell), overseer of a seaside caravan park, about a nearby murder, with a neatly-worked visual exposition technique, in Jigsaw, 1962.
Another Man's Poison (1952) - So Few Things Turn Out The Way We Expect Following credits in which Bette Davis walks on a dark English beach, she rings Larry (Anthony Steel), evidently her lover, who’s with her secretary (Barbara Murray), and then meets neighbor Dr. Henderson (Emlyn Williams), in the English-made mystery Another Man’s Poison, 1952.
Another Man's Poison (1952) - What Big Feet We Have Much is still not known about mystery writer Janet (Bette Davis), returning to her English seaside home after a secret call to her lover, where she’s surprised by Bates (Bette’s husband, Garry Merrill), leading to exposition about her husband, in the British-made mystery Another Man’s Poison, 1952.

Companions

Yolande Donlan
Companion
Actor.

Bibliography