J. Elder Wills

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James Ernest Elder Wills (1900–1970) was a British person who had a lengthy career in the film industry.

He mainly worked as an art director, but he also worked in other roles, including director.

Films he was involved in include Tiger Bay, The Quatermass Xperiment, and The Men of Sherwood Forest.

He was a colonel during the Second World War who worked in I.S.R.B. designing, signing and building camouflaged explosive devices for agents operating against the Germans and Japanese. The story he wrote for the film Against the Wind was based upon his wartime experiences.[1][2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "J.Elder Wills".  -B.F.I - explore.bfi.org.uk-Accessed 2015-12-14
  2. ^ Sabotage! The Story of Lt-Col J Elder Wills by Leslie Bells 1957- published by T Werner Laurie Ltd.

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