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Sidney Gilliat

Highest Rated:   98% The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Lowest Rated:   55% Jamaica Inn (1939)
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The son of the editor of the London Evening Standard, Sidney Gilliat entered the British film industry as assistant to critic-turned-screenwriter Walter C. Mycroft. In 1929, Gilliat wrote the subtitles for the silent feature Under the Greenwood Tree, based on a novel by his future collaborator Frank Launder. After toting up solo writing credits on such profitable films as Rome Express (1932) and Bulldog Jack (1935), he teamed with Launder on a more-or-less permanent basis. Their joint screenwriting credits include Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938), Carol Reed's Night Train to Munich (1940) and The Young Mr. Pitt. From 1942 onward, Launder and Gilliat alternated producing and directing chores on most of their film projects; in 1945, they formalized their partnership by founding Individual Pictures. With Launder as producer, Gilliat directed Millions Like Us (1943), Waterloo Road (1944), The Rake's Progress (1945), Green for Danger (1946), State Secret (1950) and many others. While Launder evinced a preference for suspense and intrigue, Gilliat was more at home with comedy. In 1961, Gilliat was appointed chairman of Shepperton Studios. Sidney Gilliat is the brother of producer Leslie Gilliat.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet State Secret (The Great Manhunt)
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet The Rake's Progress
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1995
No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Endless Night
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Endless Night
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Producer
1966
No Score Yet Only Two Can Play
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1961
No Score Yet Two Way Stretch
  • Executive Producer
1960
No Score Yet Left Right and Centre
  • Actor
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet She Played with Fire
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1957
No Score Yet Blue Murder at St. Trinian's
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1957
No Score Yet Geordie
  • Screenwriter
1956
No Score Yet The Green Man
  • Screenwriter
1956
No Score Yet The Constant Husband (Marriage a la Mode)
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1955
No Score Yet The Belles of St. Trinian's
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1953
No Score Yet Lady Godiva Rides Again
  • Producer
1951
No Score Yet Soldiers Three
  • Screenwriter
1951
No Score Yet The Happiest Days of Your Life
  • Producer
1950
No Score Yet The Blue Lagoon
  • Producer
1949
No Score Yet London Belongs To Me
  • Producer
  • Director
1948
75% Green for Danger
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1947
No Score Yet Waterloo Road
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet Millions Like Us
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet The Ghost Train
  • Screenwriter
1941
93% Night Train to Munich (Gestapo)
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet The Girl in the News
  • Screenwriter
1940
55% Jamaica Inn
  • Screenwriter
1939
No Score Yet The Gaunt Stranger
  • Screenwriter
1939
98% The Lady Vanishes
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet Ask a Policeman
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet The Man Who Changed His Mind
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Seven Sinners
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Jack
  • Screenwriter
1935
No Score Yet Friday the 13th
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet Rome Express
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet Lord Babs
  • Screenwriter

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