Gordon Hales

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Gordon Hales
Born 1916
Ipswich, Suffolk
United Kingdom
Died 1994
United Kingdom
Occupation Film editor
Film director
Years active 1938-1971

Gordon Hales (1916–1994) was a British film editor who worked on than thirty films, including several documentaries. Early in his career Hales was employed by the GPO Film Unit, which was then taken over by the Ministry of Information during the Second World War.[1] During the late 1940s he worked at Gainsborough Pictures. In 1963 he directed the film noir Return to Sender.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Drazin p.181
  2. ^ Spicer p.446


  • Drazin, Charles. The Finest Years: British Cinema of the 1940s. I.B.Tauris, 2007.
  • Spicer, Andrew. Historical Dictionary of Film Noir. Scarecrow Press, 2010.

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