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Terence Young

Highest Rated:   96% From Russia With Love (1964)
Lowest Rated:   0% Inchon (1981)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Cold Sweat (De la part des copains)
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Burning Cross
  • Director
1995
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
No Score Yet 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 When Wolves Cry
  • Director
1969
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
86% Thunderball
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
  • Director
1965
96% From Russia With Love
  • Director
1964
96% Dr. No
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet Black Tights (1-2-3-4 ou Les Collants noirs)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
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 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 Corridor of Mirrors
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet One Night with You
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet Hungry Hill
  • Screenwriter
1947
No Score Yet 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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