Walter Forde

Highest Rated: 71% Chu Chin Chow (1934)
Lowest Rated: 71% Chu Chin Chow (1934)
Birthday: Apr 21, 1896
Birthplace: Not Available
Ebullient British music-hall entertainer Walter Forde directed and starred in a series of popular slapstick comedies of the silent era. Forde spent two years in Hollywood before returning to England in 1925, where he gradually cut down on his screen appearances to concentrate on directing. Some of Forde's best-loved films of the 1930s were his Jack Buchanan vehicles, which in the Harold Lloyd tradition combined laughs with genuine thrills. Sometimes Forde eschewed comedy altogether, turning out several swiftly paced adventure films and melodramas, including the internationally successful Rome Express (1932). Of Ford's wartime releases, the 1942 Tommy Handley starrer It's That Man Again was both the best and the best received. Walter Forde's last directorial effort was 1949's Cardboard Cavalier, an elaborate costume spoof starring Sid Field; he retired to Los Angeles, where he died in 1984.

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CREDIT
No Score Yet It's That Man Again Director 1943
No Score Yet The Peterville Diamond Director 1942
No Score Yet Sons of the Sea Director 1941
No Score Yet The Ghost Train Director 1941
No Score Yet Gasbags Director 1941
No Score Yet Sailors Three Director 1940
No Score Yet Charley's Big-Hearted Aunt Director 1940
No Score Yet Three Cockeyed Sailors Director 1940
No Score Yet Cheer, Boys, Cheer Director 1939
No Score Yet Let's Be Famous Director 1939
No Score Yet The Gaunt Stranger Director 1939
No Score Yet Forbidden Music Director 1936
No Score Yet King of the Damned Director 1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Jack Director 1935
No Score Yet Brown on Resolution (Forever England) (Born for Glory) Director 1935
71% Chu Chin Chow Director 1934
No Score Yet Rome Express Director 1932
No Score Yet Lord Babs Director

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