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Charles Frend

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  • Birthday: Nov 21, 1909
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  • Oxford-educated moviemaker Charles Frend began as a film editor, splicing together the British Hitchcock efforts Waltzes From Vienna (1933), Secret Agent (1936), Sabotage (1936) and Young and Innocent (1937). For several years, Frend was headquartered at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's British facilities at Elstree, where he edited MGM's A Yank at Oxford (1937), The Citadel (1938) and Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939). Frend graduated to director in 1942, helming a series of above-average propaganda pictures and documentaries. After the war, several prestigious assignments were sent Frend's way, including Scott of the Antarctic (1949) and The Cruel Sea (1953). While most of his films were large-scale and dramatic in nature, Frend was also capable of turning out such modest comedies as A Run For Your Money (1949) and Barnacle Bill (1958). Charles Frend's last credit as principal director was 1967's The Sky Bike; he closed out his career as one of the second-unit directors for David Lean's Ryan's Daughter (1969).

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Sky Bike Director 1967
No Score Yet Trouble In The Sky Director 1960
No Score Yet Barnacle Bill Director 1957
No Score Yet Lease of Life Director 1956
No Score Yet Third Key Director 1956
No Score Yet The Cruel Sea Director 1953
No Score Yet The Magnet Director 1950
No Score Yet A Run for Your Money Director Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Scott of the Antarctic Director 1949
No Score Yet The Loves of Joanna Godden Director 1947
No Score Yet Johnny Frenchman Director 1945
No Score Yet San Demetrio London Director Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet The Foreman Went to France (Somewhere in France) Director 1942
No Score Yet Conquest of Air Narrator 1936

TV

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Year

No Score Yet Danger Man
1968
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