Roy Ward Baker

Highest Rated: 100% A Night to Remember (1958)
Lowest Rated: 20% Scars of Dracula (1970)
Birthday: Dec 19, 1916
Birthplace: Not Available
London-born Roy Ward Baker served his cinematic apprenticeship from 1934 to 1939 in the Gainesborough Studios assistant-director pool. After World War II service, Baker directed several documentaries, moving to dramatic subjects with his first feature, the psychological melodrama The October Man (1947). While employed at Two Cities Productions, Baker held the directorial reins of I'll Never Forget You, filmed in England on behalf of Hollywood's 20th Century-Fox. This led to a handful of directorial assignments at Fox's home studios, most notably the Marilyn Monroe vehicle Don't Bother to Knock (1952) and the 3-D thriller Inferno (1953). Returning to England, Baker turned out such first-rank product as The One That Got Away (1957), A Night to Remember (1958) and Quatermass and the Pit (1967). Amidst several theatrical horror films in the 1960s, Baker entered television as one of the most prolific directors of The Saint TV series. Roy Ward Baker's later video assignments included such TV movies as The Monster Club (1980) and Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (1984), as well as the unorthodox British detective series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), syndicated to the U.S. in 1974 as My Partner the Ghost.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
40% The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires Director 2003
No Score Yet Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Masks of Death (Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death) Director 1984
No Score Yet The Flame Trees of Thika Director 1982
75% The Monster Club Director 1980
No Score Yet The Switch or How to Alter Your Ego Director 1977
No Score Yet The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula Director 1974
No Score Yet The Vault of Horror (Tales from the Crypt, Part II) Director 1973
60% And Now the Screaming Starts Director 1973
No Score Yet Asylum (House of Crazies) Director 1972
64% Asylum Director 1972
No Score Yet Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde Director 1971
20% Scars of Dracula Director 1970
64% The Vampire Lovers Director 1970
No Score Yet Moon Zero Two Director 1969
No Score Yet The Fiction Makers Director 1968
80% The Anniversary Director 1968
No Score Yet Journey to Midnight Director 1968
64% Frankenstein Created Woman Director 1967
86% Quatermass and the Pit (Five Million Years to Earth)(The Mind Benders) Director 1967
No Score Yet Flame in the Streets Producer Director 1962
No Score Yet The Valiant Director 1962
No Score Yet The Singer Not the Song Director Producer 1961
No Score Yet Ma Barker's Killer Brood Lloyd Barker 1960
100% A Night to Remember Director 1958
No Score Yet The One That Got Away Director 1958
No Score Yet Jacqueline Director 1956
No Score Yet Inferno Director 1953
100% Don't Bother to Knock Director 1952
No Score Yet I'll Never Forget You (The House in the Square) (Man of Two Worlds) Director 1951
No Score Yet Morning Departure Director 1951
No Score Yet Highly Dangerous Director 1950
No Score Yet The October Man Director 1948

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
1969
Director
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Saint
1962-1969
Director

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