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Eric Ambler

Highest Rated:   100% A Night to Remember (1958)
Lowest Rated:   78% 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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Wreck of the Mary Deare
  • Screenwriter
1959
100% A Night to Remember
  • Screenwriter
1958
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
78% The Passionate Friends
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1948
No Score Yet The October Man
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1948
100% The Way Ahead (The Immortal Battalion)
  • Screenwriter
1945

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