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Brian Desmond Hurst (1895–1986)

Hailing from East Belfast, Northern Ireland, Hans Moore Hawthorn Hurst was a linen worker before joining the army during World War I. He was a private in the Royal Irish Rifles, and survived the slaughter at the disastrous Gallipoli landing in Turkey. He changed his name to Brian Desmond Hurst. On his return home he became disturbed by the ... See full bio »

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A Christmas Carol
Simba Director
Malta Story
Malta Story Director
The Fugitive
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 1961 His and Hers
 1955 Simba
 1953 Malta Story
 1951 A Christmas Carol (as Brian Desmond-Hurst)
 1949 The Gay Lady
 1947 Hungry Hill
 1946 Theirs Is the Glory (Documentary) (as B.D. Hurst)
 1943 A Letter from Ulster (Documentary short)
 1942 Alibi
 1940 A Call for Arms! (Short)
 1939 The Fugitive
 1936 Sensation (as Brian Desmond)
 1936 The Tenth Man
 1935 Riders to the Sea (Short)
 1934 Norah O'Neale
 1934 Bucket of Blood (as Desmond Hurst)
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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 9 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Brian Desmond | Brian Desmond-Hurst | Van Der Horst | B.D. Hurst | Desmond Hurst

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