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Val Guest

Highest Rated:   92% The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
Lowest Rated:   29% Casino Royale (1967)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
29% Casino Royale
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet Where the Spies Are
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1965
No Score Yet 80,000 Suspects
  • Producer
  • Director
1963
86% The Day the Earth Caught Fire
  • Producer
  • Director
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 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
75% Quatermass 2
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet Men of Sherwood Forest
  • Director
1957
92% 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
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1951
No Score Yet London Town
  • Screenwriter
1946
No Score Yet I'll Be Your Sweetheart
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
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 Ask a Policeman
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet Alf's Button Afloat
  • Screenwriter
1938

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