Basil Dearden

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Birth Name: Basil Dearden
Born: 01/01/1911
Birth Place: Westcliff-on-Sea, England, GB
Death Place: London, England, GB
Died: 03/23/1971

Capable, intelligent filmmaker who co-directed his first films with English comedian Will Hay. Best known for his collaborations after the late 1940s with producer-writer Michael Relph, some of which embrace controversial subject matter ranging from race relations (the intriguing murder mystery "Sapphire" 1959) to the blackmailing of homosexuals (the landmark "Victim" 1961). Also a skillful handler of big action scenes ("Khartoum" 1966) and zany comedy ("The Smallest Show on Earth" 1957). Father of writer-director James Dearden.

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The Man Who Haunted Himself
1969-01-20 The Assassination Bureau
Only When I Larf
1966-06-10 Khartoum
1965-01-01 Masquerade
1964-09-09 Woman of Straw
A Place to Go
1963-05-01 The Mind Benders
0000-00-00 Life For Ruth
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