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Charles Crichton Biography

  • Profession: Director, Editor
  • Born: Aug 6, 1910
  • Died: Sep 14, 1999

Crichton was a film editor in England during the '30s and worked on the [[Performer~P97893~Alexander Korda~alexanderkorda]] productions [[Feature~V42805~Sanders of the River~sandersoftheriver]], [[Feature~V49474~Things To Come~thingstocome]], [[Feature~V15591~Elephant Boy~elephantboy]], and [[Feature~V49447~The Thief of Bagdad~thethiefofbagdad]]. He began directing in 1941 with the short [[Feature~V118085~The Young Veterans~theyoungguns]]. At Ealing he made his first feature in 1944; the following year he directed the comic chiller "The Golfing Story" in the classic horror anthology [[Feature~V12733~Dead of Night~deadofnight]]. Crichton reached his height in comedy, most notably with [[Feature~V23776~Hue and Cry~hueandcry]], [[Feature~V28561~The Lavender Hill Mob~thelavenderhillmob]], [[Feature~V113937~The Titfield Thunderbolt~thetitfieldthunderbolt]], and [[Feature~V4348~The Battle of the Sexes~thebattleofthesexes]]. He shifted his attention to television in the '60s, but enjoyed a cinema renaissance in 1988, directing writer/actor John Cleese's black comedy [[Feature~V17540~A Fish Called Wanda~afishcalledwanda]]. ~ Rovi

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