Basil Dearden

Basil Dearden

Highest Rated: 100% Khartoum (1966)

Lowest Rated: 40% Masquerade (1965)

Birthday: Jan 1, 1911

Birthplace: Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK

Capable, intelligent filmmaker who co-directed his first films with English comedian Will Hay. Best known for his collaborations after the late 1940s with producer-writer Michael Relph, some of which embrace controversial subject matter ranging from race relations (the intriguing murder mystery "Sapphire" 1959) to the blackmailing of homosexuals (the landmark "Victim" 1961). Also a skillful handler of big action scenes ("Khartoum" 1966) and zany comedy ("The Smallest Show on Earth" 1957). Father of writer-director James Dearden.

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Filmography

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Credit
No Score Yet 56% The Man Who Haunted Himself Director - 1970
75% 70% The Assassination Bureau Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Only When I Larf Director - 1968
100% 65% Khartoum Director - 1966
40% 29% Masquerade Director - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Place to Go Director - 1964
No Score Yet 58% Woman of Straw Director - 1964
No Score Yet 30% The Mind Benders Director - 1963
No Score Yet 69% All Night Long Director,
Co-Producer
- 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walk in the Shadow Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Condemned to Life Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life for Ruth Director - 1962
No Score Yet 50% Man in the Moon Director - 1961
100% 87% Victim Director - 1961
No Score Yet 20% The Secret Partner Director - 1961
86% 84% The League of Gentlemen Director - 1960
No Score Yet 73% Sapphire Director - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Mice Producer - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad Little Island Producer - 1958
No Score Yet 56% Violent Playground Director - 1958
No Score Yet 67% The Smallest Show on Earth Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of the Clouds Director - 1957
No Score Yet 50% Who Done It? Director - 1956
No Score Yet 50% The Ship That Died of Shame Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rainbow Jacket Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Train of Events Director - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Square Ring Director - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentle Gunman Director - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Believe in You Director,
Screenwriter
- 1952
No Score Yet 50% Pool of London Director - 1951
No Score Yet 73% The Blue Lamp Director - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cage of Gold Director - 1950
No Score Yet 60% Saraband for Dead Lovers Director - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frieda Director - 1947
No Score Yet 72% The Captive Heart Director - 1946
93% 86% Dead of Night Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blacksheep of Whitehall Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Halfway House Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet They Came to a City Director,
Screenwriter
- 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Half-Way House Director - 1944
No Score Yet 43% My Learned Friend Director - 1943
No Score Yet 40% The Bells Go Down Director - 1943
No Score Yet 33% The Goose Steps Out Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turned Out Nice Again Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let George Do It Writer - 1939