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John Brophy (I) (1899–1965)


Attended Liverpool University on a government grant and later Durham University for a year to study psychoanalysis. See more trivia »


(age 65) in London, England, UK

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 1960 The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (novel "The Day They Robbed the Bank of England")
 1953 Turn the Key Softly (novel)
 1951 Fixed Bayonets! (suggested by a novel by)
 1950 Waterfront Women (novel) / (screenplay)
 1943 Immortal Sergeant (novel)

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Novel: "Waterfront" (filmed as Waterfront Women (1950)).

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Taught school for two years in Cairo, Egypt, before ill health forced him to return to England. His wife later wrote of her observations there in her book "Egyptian Portrait" (ca. 1930). See more »

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