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Basil Dearden

Highest Rated:   100% Khartoum (1966)
Lowest Rated:   67% The Assassination Bureau (1969)
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Initially an actor with the Ben Greet repertory company, Briton Basil Dear later became a stage manager for director Basil Dean. To avoid being confused with Dean, Dear added a "den" to his professional name. When Dean became a staff director at Ealing films, Dearden went along as a scriptwriter, production manager and associate producer. He co-directed several comedies featuring such major stars as George Formby and Will Hay, finally getting a chance to solo with the morale-boosting wartimer The Bells Go Down (1942). From 1949 through 1971, Dearden was associated with producer Michael Relph; the team won British Film Academy Awards for the quasi-documentary The Blue Lamp (1951) and the racially charged romantic melodrama Sapphire (1959). Dearden's efficient if impersonal technique enabled him to direct comedies (Smallest Show on Earth), psychological dramas (Victim) and murder mysteries (Woman of Straw) with equal success. He also helmed the 1966 historical epic Khartoum, starring Charlton Heston and Laurence Olivier. In 1959, Dearden directed several half-hour installments of the internationally produced TV series The Four Just Men. Basil Dearden died in an auto crash at the age of 60; he was survived by his son, writer/director James Dearden.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Let George Do It! (To Hell with Hitler)
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet They Came To A City
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet The Halfway House
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet The Man Who Haunted Himself
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1970
67% The Assassination Bureau
  • Director
1969
100% Khartoum
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Masquerade (A Shabby Tiger) (Operation Masquerade )
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Woman of Straw
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet The Mind Benders
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet All Night Long
  • Director
  • Producer
1962
No Score Yet The Secret Partner
  • Director
1961
100% Victim
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Man in the Moon
  • Director
1961
100% The League of Gentlemen
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet Sapphire
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet Violent Playground
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet The Smallest Show on Earth
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet Who Done It?
  • Director
1956
No Score Yet The Green Man
  • Director
1956
No Score Yet The Ship That Died of Shame
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1955
No Score Yet Out of the Clouds
  • Producer
  • Director
1955
No Score Yet The Gentle Gunman
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet Train Of Events
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet Pool of London
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet The Blue Lamp
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet Saraband for Dead Lovers
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet Frieda
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet The Captive Heart
  • Director
1947
97% Dead of Night
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet The Halfway House
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet My Learned Friend
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet The Bells Go Down
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet The Goose Steps Out
  • Director
1942

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