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Ken Annakin (1914–2009)


A former salesman and journalist, Ken Annakin got into the film industry making documentary shorts. His feature debut, Holiday Camp (1947), was a comedy about a Cockney family on vacation. It was made for the Rank Organization and was a modest success, spawning three sequels, all of which he directed. He worked steadily thereafter, mainly in light ... See full bio »

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 2014 Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime (TV Mini-Series)
 1985 The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (Video short) (archive footage)
 1979 Institute for Revenge (TV Movie)
 1978 The Pirate (TV Movie)
 1978 Murder at the Mardi Gras (TV Movie)
 1975 Paper Tiger
 1967 The Long Duel
 1962 The Fast Lady
 1962 The Longest Day (British exterior episodes)
 1961 The Hellions
 1959 Third Man on the Mountain (directed by)
 1958 Elephant Gun
 1954 Land of Fury
 1951 Hotel Sahara
 1950 Trio (episode "Mr. Know-All", episode "Verger, The")
 1949 Landfall
 1948 Quartet (segment "Colonel's Lady, The")
 1948 Miranda
 1947 Holiday Camp
 1946 Fenlands (Documentary short)
 1946 It Began on the Clyde (Short)
 1946 Make Fruitful the Land (Short)
 1946 West Riding (Short)
 1946 English Criminal Justice (Documentary short)
 1943 A Ride with Uncle Joe (Short)
 1943 London 1942 (Documentary short)
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Was close friends with James MacArthur, who co-starred in several pictures he directed. In 2008 MacArthur and Annakin hosted a special screening of Swiss Family Robinson (1960)--directed by Annakin and starring MacArthur--for a large family gathering at a film festival involving over 900 children. MacArthur visited Annakin frequently after Annakin suffered a heart attack and stroke in February ... See more »

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