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Jack Clayton (I) (1921–1995)

Jack Clayton was born on March 1, 1921 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. He was a producer and director, known for The Innocents (1961), The Great Gatsby (1974) and Room at the Top (1959). He was married to Haya Harareet, Christine Norden and Katherine Kath. He died on February 26, 1995 in Slough, Berkshire, England. See full bio »

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 1967 Our Mother's House (producer)
 1961 The Innocents (producer)
 1958 The Whole Truth (producer)
 1957 The Story of Esther Costello (producer)
 1956 Three Men in a Boat (producer)
 1956 Dry Rot (producer)
 1956 The Bespoke Overcoat (Short) (producer)
 1956 Panic in the Parlor (producer)
 1956 Moby Dick (associate producer - uncredited)
 1955 I Am a Camera (associate producer)
 1954 The Good Die Young (associate producer)
 1953 Beat the Devil (associate producer)
 1952 Moulin Rouge (associate producer)
 1951 Flesh & Blood (associate producer)
 1949 The Queen of Spades (associate producer)
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Show Show Self (3 credits)

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I don't believe in being fashionable. Try to be and you're usually out of date before you start.


Clayton wrote to Alexander Korda at Denham studios and was taken on as a tea boy. From there, he worked his way up the ladder to third assistant director. His next job was in the editing department of Warner Brothers. After the war, he served in wide range of capacities, from second unit director to production manager, producer and (eventually, from 1956) as director. His first short feature film... See more »

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