Val Guest

Lowest Rated: 26% Casino Royale (1967)
Birthday: Dec 11, 1911
Birthplace: Not Available
When his acting career fell into decline, Londoner Val Guest worked as a journalist in England, then moved to Hollywood, where he wrote his own columns and hacked away as a tipster for Walter Winchell. Returning to London, he churned out scripts for such comic talents as Will Hay, the Crazy Gang and Arthur Askey, developing a talent for combining laughs with thrills. He made his directorial bow in 1942, subsequently producing and writing many of his own efforts. Guest was an accomplished trend-follower, directing girl-filled musicals, science fictioners, spy melodramas and even such sexploitationers as The Au Pair Girls (1972) Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1973). One historian has commented that Guest the director was far more talented than Guest the screenwriter, an assertion borne out by the fact that his best films--especially The Creeping Unknown (1955), Enemy From Space (1957) and The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)--were penned by others. On the other hand, Guest did a commendable job adapting and directing his own novel, 80,000 Suspects. Val Guest is married to actress Yolande Donlan, who starred in several of her husband's films (Mr. Drake's Duck, They Can't Hang Me etc.)

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Boys in Blue Director 1983
No Score Yet ...and The Band Played On (The Shillingbury Blowers) Director 1980
No Score Yet The Switch or How to Alter Your Ego Director 1977
No Score Yet Killer Force (The Diamond Mercenaries) Director 1976
No Score Yet Confessions of a Window Cleaner Screenwriter Director 1974
No Score Yet The Au Pair Girls Director 1973
No Score Yet When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth Director Screenwriter 1971
No Score Yet Toomorrow Director 1970
26% Casino Royale Director 1967
No Score Yet Where the Spies Are Director Producer Screenwriter 1965
No Score Yet 80,000 Suspects Director Producer 1963
75% The Day the Earth Caught Fire Producer Director Screenwriter 1962
No Score Yet The Full Treatment (Stop Me Before I Kill!) Director 1961
No Score Yet Hell Is a City Director 1960
No Score Yet Expresso Bongo Director Producer 1959
No Score Yet Yesterday's Enemy Director 1959
No Score Yet Up the Creek Director Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet The Camp on Blood Island Director 1958
No Score Yet Further Up the Creek! Screenwriter Director 1958
No Score Yet Carry on Admiral (The Ship Was Loaded) Director 1957
No Score Yet The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas Director 1957
78% Quatermass 2 Screenwriter Director 1957
No Score Yet Men of Sherwood Forest Director 1957
93% The Quatermass Xperiment Director Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet The Runaway Bus Producer Screenwriter Director 1954
No Score Yet Penny Princess Director 1953
No Score Yet Happy Go Lovely Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet Another Man's Poison Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet Mr. Drake's Duck Screenwriter Director 1951
No Score Yet London Town Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet I'll Be Your Sweetheart Director Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet Bees in Paradise Director Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Give Us The Moon Director 1944
No Score Yet King Arthur Was a Gentleman Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Back-Room Boy Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet I Thank You Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet The Ghost Train Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Gasbags Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Hi, Gang! Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Charley's Big-Hearted Aunt Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Band Waggon Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Hey! Hey! U.S.A. Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Convict 99 Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Ask a Policeman Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Alf's Button Afloat Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Old Bones of the River Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Windbag the Sailor Screenwriter 1936

TV

CREDIT
66% Space: 1999
1975-1978
Director
  • 1977
  • 1976

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