Frank Launder

Frank Launder

Highest Rated: 98% The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Lowest Rated: 67% The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

Birthday: Jan 28, 1906

Birthplace: Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Frank Launder left his job as a civil servant because he wanted to entertain, and that he did as a director, screenwriter, and producer -- usually in partnership with Sidney Gilliat -- of scores of British productions from 1928 until 1980. He is particularly remembered for the "St. Trinian's" series of films, which began with "The Happiest Days of Your Life" (writer-producer-director, 1950), and focused on a boisterous, unruly school for girls. Together with Gilliat, Launder also wrote "The Lady Vanishes" (1939) for director Alfred Hitchcock, one of the latter's most successful movies during his British period. The film focused on the disappearance of an older woman and how a younger woman gets caught up in intrigue in the search for the old dame.

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Credit
No Score Yet 64% The Wildcats of St. Trinian's Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery Director,
Producer
- 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joey Boy Director,
Producer
- 1965
No Score Yet 41% The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bridal Path Director - 1959
No Score Yet 63% Blue Murder at St. Trinian's Director - 1957
No Score Yet 67% The Smallest Show on Earth Producer - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Green Man Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1957
No Score Yet 40% Geordie Director - 1955
67% 69% The Belles of St. Trinian's Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
- 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Gilbert and Sullivan Producer - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Folly to Be Wise Director,
Writer
- 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Godiva Rides Again Director,
Screenwriter
- 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Happiest Days of Your Life Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
- 1950
No Score Yet 57% The Blue Lagoon Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet London Belongs to Me Producer - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Boycott Director - 1947
73% 84% Green for Danger Producer - 1946
80% 77% The Adventuress Director - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet 2,000 Women Director,
Screenwriter
- 1944
No Score Yet 65% Millions Like Us Director,
Writer
- 1943
89% 73% Night Train to Munich Writer - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Girl Must Live Writer - 1939
98% 88% The Lady Vanishes Writer (Screenplay) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emil and the Detectives Writer (Scenario) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet So You Won't Talk Screenwriter - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Were the Days Screenwriter - 1934

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