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Ralph Thomas

Highest Rated: 100% Helter Skelter (1949)

Lowest Rated: 40% Quest for Love (1971)

Birthday: Aug 10, 1915

Birthplace: Hull, Yorkshire, England, UK

Ralph Thomas was a prolific English director of film comedies. His best-known work is the "Doctor" series, which spanned from "Doctor in the House" in 1954 to "Doctor in Trouble" in 1970. The movies were adapted from the "Doctor" novels by Richard Gordon, and most of them starred Dirk Bogarde as Dr. Simon Sparrow and James Robertson Justice as Sir Lancelot Spratt. The series, set in a London teaching hospital, proffered ample doses of romantic mischief and was a popular hit. "Doctor at Sea," from 1955, co-starred Brigitte Bardot in her early years, earning a BAFTA nomination for Best British Screenplay. Thomas' most critically successful film, 1961's "No Love for Johnnie," was one of his few dramas; Peter Finch earned a Best Actor BAFTA for his starring role, and the film itself was nominated for a Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Thomas' naughty later work included 1971's "Percy," from 1971, and 1974's "It's Not the Size that Counts," both comedies about male organ transplants. Thomas' brother Gerald was also a successful director, helming his own, larger franchise of sorts, the "Carry On" comedy series of the '60s and '70s. Thomas passed away at age 85, but his son Jeremy continued partly in his father's footsteps, working as a producer on edgier independent films.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finesse Deacon (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vendetta II: The New Mafia Director - 1993
No Score Yet 36% A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Percy's Progress Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a 2' 6" Above the Ground World Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Ban Director - 1973
No Score Yet 29% Percy Director - 1971
40% 50% Quest for Love Director - 1971
No Score Yet 20% Doctor in Trouble Director,
Producer
- 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Some Girls Do Director - 1969
No Score Yet 50% The High Commissioner Director - 1968
No Score Yet 62% Deadlier Than the Male Director - 1967
No Score Yet 38% Doctor in Clover Director - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet McGuire, Go Home! Director - 1965
No Score Yet 33% Doctor in Distress Director - 1964
No Score Yet 37% Agent 8 3/4 Director - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young and the Willing Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young and Willing Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild and the Willing Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pair of Briefs Director - 1962
No Score Yet 43% No, My Darling Daughter Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Upstairs and Downstairs Director - 1961
No Score Yet 62% No Love for Johnnie Director - 1961
71% 75% Conspiracy of Hearts Director - 1960
No Score Yet 21% Doctor in Love Director,
Producer
- 1960
No Score Yet 68% The 39 Steps Director - 1959
No Score Yet 48% A Tale of Two Cities Director - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wind Cannot Read Director - 1958
No Score Yet 27% Campbell's Kingdom Director - 1958
No Score Yet 27% Doctor at Large Director - 1957
No Score Yet 25% The Iron Petticoat Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Checkpoint Director - 1956
No Score Yet 64% Above Us the Waves Director - 1955
No Score Yet 33% Doctor at Sea Director - 1955
83% 42% Doctor in the House Director - 1954
No Score Yet 88% Mad About Men Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Day to Remember Director - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Assassin Director - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Island Rescue Director - 1951
No Score Yet 53% The Clouded Yellow Director - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Upon a Dream Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Traveller's Joy Director - 1949
100% 74% Helter Skelter Director - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet BeastMaster Writer 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Jenks (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1960