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Tim Whelan Sr.

Highest Rated:   100% The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Lowest Rated:   100% The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
  • Producer
  • Director
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 The Fall Guy
  • Screenwriter
1930
No Score Yet My Best Girl
  • Screenwriter
1927
No Score Yet Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
  • Screenwriter
1926
No Score Yet Girl Shy
  • Screenwriter
1924

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