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Eric Ambler

Highest Rated: 100% A Night to Remember (1958)

Lowest Rated: 73% The Passionate Friends (1948)

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Eric Ambler is a novelist and screenwriter who during his almost 20-year career penned many feature films; several of his books have also been adapted into movies. Before becoming a novelist, Ambler attended the University of London, worked as an engineer, a stage actor, and an advertising copywriter. Prior to becoming a script consultant for renowned director Alexander Korda in 1938, he had written four novels. Two years later he joined the British Army as a private working in different areas of military filmmaking, including working with a combat unit in Italy, and as an assistant director of army cinematography in the British War Office where he headed the production of all educational and morale films until he was discharged as a lieutenant colonel. He then became a screenwriter for the Rank Organisation. As a writer of suspense thrillers, Ambler was influential for creating anti-heroes who moved about in dark, gritty environments. In addition to his own work, he has also collaborated with Charles Rodda under the pen name Eliot Reed. His script for The Cruel Sea (1953) was nominated for an Academy Award. Other career highlights include his work on the scripts for The Promoter, and A Night to Remember. Her novels were turned into such memorable films as Journey into Fear and Topkapi.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Wreck of the Mary Deare Screenwriter 1959
100% A Night to Remember Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (Battle Hell) Screenwriter 1957
No Score Yet Lease of Life Screenwriter 1956
No Score Yet The Purple Plain Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet The Cruel Sea Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet Shoot First Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet The Clouded Yellow Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet Highly Dangerous Screenwriter 1950
73% The Passionate Friends Producer 1948
No Score Yet The October Man Producer Screenwriter 1948
100% The Way Ahead (The Immortal Battalion) Screenwriter 1945
75% Journey Into Fear Screenwriter 1943


No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Screenwriter 1962


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