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  • The Lady Vanishes

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  • The Green Man

  • Captain Boycott

  • Blue Murder at St. Trinian's

  • Millions Like Us

  • The Young Mr. Pitt

  • We Dive at Dawn

  • Night Train to Munich

  • The Belles of St. Trinian's

  • The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's

  • 2,000 Women

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Frank Launder Biography

  • Profession: Screenwriter, Producer, Director
  • Born: Jan 1, 1906
  • Died: Feb 23, 1997

A scriptwriter in British films by the late '20s, Launder collaborated with [[Performer~P91579~Sidney Gilliat~sidneygilliat]] in the late '30s and early '40s on the screenplays for Alfred Hitchcock's [[Feature~V28077~The Lady Vanishes~theladyvanishes]] and Carol Reed's [[Feature~V35261~Night Train to Munich~nighttraintomunich]] and [[Feature~V27501~Kipps~kipps]]. They also co-directed the 1942 short Partners in Crime and the 1943 feature [[Feature~V102410~Millions Like Us~millionslikeus]]. Launder produced and co-scripted several notable films which Gilliat directed in the '40s and '50s, including [[Feature~V20895~Green for Danger~greenfordanger]] and [[Feature~V134838~State Secret~segretodistato]]. As a director, Launder is most fondly remembered for his espionage film [[Feature~V24132~I See a Dark Stranger~iseeadarkstranger]] (aka The Adventuress) with [[Performer~P37896~Deborah Kerr~deborahkerr]], The Blue Lagoon with [[Performer~P65749~Jean Simmons~jeansimmons]] and [[Performer~P33421~Donald Houston~donaldhouston]], and the twisted series of St. Trinian's black comedies, starting with [[Feature~V4760~The Belles of St. Trinian's~thebellesofsttrinians]], starring [[Performer~P65716~Alastair Sim~alastairsim]]. ~ Rovi