Robert Hamer

Robert Hamer

Highest Rated: 100% School for Scoundrels (1960)

Lowest Rated: 57% Jamaica Inn (1939)

Birthday: Mar 31, 1911

Birthplace: Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England, UK

A former editor with a flair for both darkly satirical comedy and even darker British film noir, Robert Hamer was a key figure in postwar British cinema. His sensitive talent was probably best showcased in the handsome and witty period-set comedy of murders, "Kind Hearts and Coronets" (1949) and the realistic yet superbly moody noir "It Always Rains on Sunday" (1947). Hamer was also responsible for what some critics consider the best segment in the classic horror anthology, "Dead of Night" (1945), in which a haunted mirror keeps displaying a murder committed long ago, and which begins to take possession of its new owner. Among other films, the adult and complexly plotted "The Spider and the Fly" (1949) and the witty and civilized detective comedy "Father Brown" (1954) stand out. Unfortunately, Hamer's highly promising career was derailed by an alcohol problem and he died at the age of 52.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 70% School for Scoundrels Director - 1960
No Score Yet 50% The Scapegoat Director - 1959
No Score Yet 25% To Paris, With Love Director - 1955
No Score Yet 60% The Detective Director - 1954
No Score Yet 56% The Long Memory Director - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Excellency Director - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spider and the Fly Director - 1949
100% 94% Kind Hearts and Coronets Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
$35.9K 1949
88% 64% It Always Rains on Sunday Director $7.2K 1947
No Score Yet 60% The Loves of Joanna Godden Director - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pink String and Sealing Wax Director - 1945
93% 86% Dead of Night Director - 1945
No Score Yet 58% San Demetrio, London Screenwriter - 1943
57% 36% Jamaica Inn Film Editor - 1939

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