Tim Whelan Sr.

Highest Rated: 100% The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
A former stage actor and director, Tim Whelan entered the movie business as a screenwriter in 1920, specializing in comedy with Harold Lloyd. He became a director in the late '20s in England, and continued in this capacity, in a less distinguished manner, in Hollywood after the outbreak of World War II. His best films were all made under the auspices of Sir Alexander Korda's London Films, including the romantic comedy The Divorce of Lady X (1938) with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon, the drama St. Martin's Lane (1938) with Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, and Charles Laughton, the spy thriller Q Planes (1939) with Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, and Valerie Hobson, and the Arabian Nights fantasy The Thief of Bagdad (1940) with Sabu and Conrad Veidt (co-directed with Michael Powell and Ludwig Berger). Whelan's most notable American film was the musical comedy Higher and Higher (1943), which marked Frank Sinatra's screen debut.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Texas Lady Director 1955
No Score Yet Rage at Dawn Director 1955
No Score Yet Badman's Territory Director 1946
No Score Yet Step Lively Director 1944
No Score Yet Higher and Higher Director Producer 1943
No Score Yet Swing Fever Director 1943
No Score Yet Seven Days' Leave Director Producer 1942
No Score Yet International Lady Director 1941
100% The Thief of Bagdad Actor Director 1940
No Score Yet Sidewalks of London Director 1938
No Score Yet The Divorce of Lady X Director 1938
No Score Yet Farewell Again (Troopship) Director 1937
No Score Yet The Murder Man Director Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet The Crooked Circle Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Girl Crazy Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Peach-O-Reno Screenwriter 1931
No Score Yet Everything's Rosie Screenwriter 1931
No Score Yet The Fall Guy Screenwriter 1930
No Score Yet My Best Girl Screenwriter 1927
No Score Yet Tramp, Tramp, Tramp Screenwriter 1926
No Score Yet Exit Smiling Screenwriter 1926
93% The Freshman (College Days) Screenwriter 1925
No Score Yet Hot Water Screenwriter 1924
No Score Yet Girl Shy Screenwriter 1924
97% Safety Last! Screenwriter 1923


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