John Guillermin

John Guillermin

Highest Rated: 76% Death on the Nile (1978)

Lowest Rated: 0% King Kong Lives (1986)

Birthday: Nov 11, 1925

Birthplace: London, England, UK

A journeyman British director, John Guillermin received his film training in France following WWII. He worked on several documentaries and spent some time in Hollywood before returning to England where he wrote and directed his first feature, "Torment/Paper Gallows" (1949), an entertaining but unoriginal thriller. Guillermin went on to have a modest career helming films in several genres, including the modestly charming children's flick "Adventure in the Hopfields" (1954), the murder mystery "The Whole Truth" (1958), the caper "The Day They Robbed the Bank of England" (1960) and the highly-regarded farce "Waltz of the Toreadors" (1964). "The Blue Max" (1966) was praised for its stunning aerial shots and the playful relationship of stars Ursula Andress and George Peppard. In the 1970s, he oversaw several all-star features that were more impersonal gaudy spectacles than thrilling blockbusters. Among these were the "Airport"-inspired "Skyjacked" (1972), "The Towering Inferno" (1974), which owed much to its cinematography and special effects, and "Death on the Nile" (1978), adapted from an Agatha Christie mystery. Critics were divided over his remake of "King Kong" (1976); some found it clever and amusing, others banal.

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No Score Yet 29% The Tracker Director - 1988
0% 17% King Kong Lives Director $4.3M 1986
30% 32% Sheena Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Patman Director - 1980
76% 78% Death on the Nile Director - 1978
53% 31% King Kong Director - 1976
69% 72% The Towering Inferno Director - 1974
60% 52% Shaft in Africa Director - 1973
No Score Yet 26% Skyjacked Director - 1972
No Score Yet 33% El Condor Director - 1970
No Score Yet 58% The Bridge at Remagen Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of Cards Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet P.J. Director - 1968
No Score Yet 76% The Blue Max Director - 1966
No Score Yet 71% Rapture Director - 1965
No Score Yet 78% Guns at Batasi Director - 1964
No Score Yet 61% Never Let Go Director - 1963
No Score Yet 17% Tarzan Goes to India Director - 1962
No Score Yet 44% Waltz of the Toreadors Director - 1962
No Score Yet 89% The Day They Robbed the Bank of England Director - 1960
No Score Yet 57% I Was Monty's Double Director - 1959
No Score Yet 54% Tarzan's Greatest Adventure Director - 1959
No Score Yet 25% The Whole Truth Director - 1958
No Score Yet 30% Town on Trial Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunderstorm Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shop Spoiled Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Diplomat Director,
Writer
- 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor in Paris Director - 1952
No Score Yet 25% Miss Robin Hood Director - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smart Alec Director - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Days Director - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Gallows Director - 1950

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