George King (film director)

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George King
Born 1899
England
Died 1966
England
Occupation Film director
Film producer
Years active 1918 - 1957

George King (1899–1966) was an English actors' agent, film director, producer and screenplay writer. He helmed several of Tod Slaughter's melodramas, including 1936's The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Career[edit]

King entered into the film industry after completion of medical studies. His first film Too Many Crooks featured a young stage actor named Laurence Olivier, also making his film debut. Once launched from routine thrillers, King made the usual array of lightweight comedies, romances and thrillers. With the outbreak of war, King directed some distinctly up-market war movies, most successful of which was Candlelight in Algeria a vehicle for James Mason. He was also successful with 1947's The Shop at Sly Corner, which introduced Diana Dors, featuring a charismatic performance by Oscar Homolka and a notable performance by Kenneth Griffith.

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Producer[edit]

  • "The Gay Cavalier" (1957) TV Series
  • Eight O'Clock Walk (1954)
  • Forbidden (1948)
  • The Shop at Sly Corner (1947)
  • Gaiety George (1946)
  • The First of the Few (1942)
  • The Chinese Bungalow (1940)
  • Crimes at the Dark House (1940)
  • The Face at the Window (1939)
  • John Halifax (1938)
  • Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror (1938)
  • Silver Top (1938)
  • Wanted (1937)
  • Double Exposures (1937)
  • The Elder Brother (1937)
  • It's Never Too Late to Mend (1937)
  • Merry Comes to Town (1937)
  • Riding High (1937)
  • Under a Cloud (1937)
  • The Crimes of Stephen Hawke (1936)
  • Gay Old Dog (1935)
  • Handle with Care (1935)
  • Lend Me Your Husband (1935)
  • Maria Marten (1935)
  • Windfall (1935)
  • To Be a Lady (1934)
  • Get Your Man (1934)
  • Little Stranger (1934)
  • Handle with Care (1932)
  • Self Made Lady (1932)
  • Deadlock (1931)
  • Leave It to Me (1930)

Choreographer[edit]

  • Zis Boom Bah (College Sweethearts) (1941)
  • Dancing Co-Ed (1939)
  • The Women (1939)
  • Idiot's Delight (1939)
  • Rosalie (1937)

Actor[edit]

  • Born to Dance (1936)
  • The Ramblin' Kid (1923)
  • Yellow Men and Gold (1922)
  • Satan Junior (1919)
  • The City of Dim Faces (1918)

Writer[edit]

  • Little Stranger (1934)
  • Oh No Doctor! (1934)

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