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John Guillermin

Highest Rated:   80% Death on the Nile (1978)
Lowest Rated:   0% King Kong Lives (1986)
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British filmmaker John Guillermin was all of 22 when he was mustered out of the RAF and began making documentaries in France. Hoping to hone his cinematic technique, Guillermin studied the Hollywood studio system first-hand in the latter part of the '40s, then made his feature-film debut at 24 with the British melodrama Torment. More prodigy than genius, Guillermin stuck to safe commercial fare along the lines of Miss Robin Hood (1952) and Operation Diplomat (1953) throughout the '50s. His budgets and box-office pull improved with such films as I Was Monty's Double (1957), The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960), Tarzan Goes to India (1962) and The Blue Max (1966), films that did as well in the U.S. as they did in England. On the strength of these projects, Guillermin returned to Hollywood, where he helmed the 1968 George Peppard detective picture P.J., then directed another "early bloomer," Orson Welles, in House of Cards (1969). After the high point of The Towering Inferno (1974), Guillermin's work became less distinctive; on such later films as King Kong (1976) and Death on the Nile (1978), he was just another technician, whose direction was no better or worse than his scripts. John Guillermin's last feature film was King Kong Lives (1986). Guillermin died in 2015, just shy of his 90th birthday.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Crowded Day (Shop Spoiled)
  • Director
2010
No Score Yet The Tracker (Dead or Alive)
  • Director
1988
0% King Kong Lives
  • Director
1986
33% Sheena
  • Director
1984
No Score Yet Crossover
  • Director
1981
80% Death on the Nile
  • Director
1978
50% King Kong
  • Director
1976
71% The Towering Inferno
  • Director
1974
50% Shaft in Africa
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet Skyjacked
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet El Condor
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet The Bridge at Remagen
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet The Blue Max
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Rapture
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Guns at Batasi
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Never Let Go
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Waltz of the Toreadors (The Amorous General)
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet Tarzan Goes to India
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1962
No Score Yet The Day They Robbed the Bank of England
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet Never Let Go
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet Tarzan's Greatest Adventure
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet I Was Monty's Double
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Town on Trial
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet Miss Robin Hood
  • Director
1953

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