Eric Ambler

Eric Ambler

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

Lowest Rated: 70% Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Birthday: Jun 28, 1909

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Thriller novelist Eric Ambler, often credited with elevating the spy genre to the level of esteemed literature, was introduced into the film business while serving in World War II. He worked with luminaries such as Carol Reed and Peter Ustinov in the Royal Army Film Unit, producing propaganda movies like "The Way Ahead" (1944). Before he turned scriptwriter, the author's fiction was brought to the screen in film adaptations of his novels including "Journey Into Fear" (1942) and "Hotel Reserve" (1944). Also in 1944, Peter Lorre starred in "The Mask of Demetrios," a thriller based on Ambler's 1939 novel "A Coffin for Demetrios." Both the film and the novel enjoyed popularity and acclaim, and Ambler's Balkan set story has even been called prophetic, as the novel mirrors the political upheaval in the area that occurred decades later.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
70% 73% Mutiny on the Bounty Writer - 1962
No Score Yet 56% The Wreck of the Mary Deare Screenwriter - 1959
100% 90% A Night to Remember Screenwriter - 1958
No Score Yet 83% Battle Hell Writer - 1956
No Score Yet 85% The Cruel Sea Screenwriter - 1953
No Score Yet 62% The Promoter Writer - 1952
No Score Yet 78% The Magic Box Writer - 1951
No Score Yet 20% Hotel Reserve Writer - 1944
100% 72% The Way Ahead Screenwriter - 1944

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Writer 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Checkmate Creator 1961-1962

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