Terence Young

Terence Young

  • Highest Rated: 95% Wait Until Dark (1967)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Inchon (1981)
  • Birthday: Jun 20, 1915
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • British filmmaker Terence Young, who was born in Shanghai, began working in the movie business as a screenwriter specializing in comedy at the age of 21 (in 1936). Shortly thereafter, he served in the military during World War II. He co-directed one documentary, Men of Arnhem (1944), during the war, and reportedly was one of Laurence Olivier's early choices to direct Henry V. But it wasn't until 1948 that he got to make his first movie, Corridor of Mirrors. He quickly became an expert at making thrillers, although he occasionally worked in other areas, including the award-winning dance film Black Tights (1960). In 1962, he suddenly emerged as a major filmmaker when he was chosen to direct Dr. No, the first James Bond movie. Its success, and that of the follow-up film From Russia With Love (1963), established the series and the hero (as well as Sean Connery), but Young pulled out of Goldfinger (1964) during pre-production when the producers refused to cut him in for a percentage of the profits. He was back for Thunderball (1965), which was the biggest-grossing Bond movie up to that time. His work on The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965) was lively, but the film failed to find the same audience as Tony Richardson's Tom Jones, on which it had been modeled. However, his chilling adaptation of the stage thriller Wait Until Dark (1967) was a hit. Young's career from this point on went into gradual decline, as he became involved in difficult international productions, big-budget flops (Mayerling), or politically disreputable films such as Inchon (1982) (financed by the Unification Church). He made his last movie, the thriller The Jigsaw Man, in 1984.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Cold Sweat (De la part des copains) Director 1997
No Score Yet The Jigsaw Man Director 1984
0% Inchon Director 1981
No Score Yet Serial Director 1980
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's 'Bloodline' Director 1979
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's Bloodline Director 1979
33% The Klansman Director 1974
No Score Yet War Goddess Director 1973
No Score Yet Red Sun Director 1972
No Score Yet The Valachi Papers Director 1972
No Score Yet Cold Sweat Director 1970
No Score Yet The Christmas Tree Screenwriter Director 1969
No Score Yet Mayerling Director 1968
95% Wait Until Dark Director 1967
No Score Yet Triple Cross Director 1967
No Score Yet Rover Director 1967
No Score Yet The Poppy Is Also a Flower Director 1966
87% Thunderball Director 1965
No Score Yet Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders Director 1965
95% From Russia With Love Director 1964
95% Dr. No Director 1962
No Score Yet Black Tights (1-2-3-4 ou Les Collants noirs) Director Screenwriter 1962
No Score Yet Duel of Champions Director 1961
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle Director 1961
No Score Yet Black Tights Director 1960
No Score Yet Serious Charge Director 1959
No Score Yet Action of the Tiger Director 1957
No Score Yet Storm Over the Nile Director 1956
No Score Yet Safari Director 1956
No Score Yet The Red Beret (Paratrooper) Director 1953
No Score Yet They Were Not Divided Director 1951
No Score Yet Woman Hater Director 1949
No Score Yet One Night with You Director 1948
No Score Yet Corridor of Mirrors Director 1948
No Score Yet Hungry Hill Screenwriter 1947
83% On Approval Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet Secret Mission Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Suicide Squadron (Dangerous Moonlight) Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet On the Night of the Fire Screenwriter 1939

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