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John Eldridge (I) (1917–1960)

John Eldridge made his name as a documentary director but really made his reputation for a series of gentle, lyrical and "veddy" British features. He began his career as an assistant editor in the mid-'30s, and by 1939 had graduated to a full-fledged documentary director. One of his best received earlier films was Three Dawns to Sydney (1949), ... See full bio »


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Known For

Scotch on the Rocks
Big Time Operators
Three Dawns to Sydney
Brandy for the Parson


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 1949 Three Dawns to Sydney (Documentary)
 1948 Waverley Steps: A Visit to Edinburgh (Documentary short)
 1947 Park Here (Documentary short)
 1945 A City Reborn (Short)
 1945 A Soldier Comes Home (Short)
 1944 North East Corner (Short documentary)
 1944 Fuel for Battle (Short)
 1944 Our Country
 1942 New Towns for Old (Documentary short)
 1942 Wales: Green Mountain, Black Mountain (Documentary short)
 1942 Trinity House (Documentary)
 1941 Architects of England (Documentary short)
 1941 Tank Patrol (Short)
 1941 War Front (Short)
 1940 Village School (Documentary short)
 1940 Story of Michael Flaherty (Documentary short)
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A former assistant editor, this "veddy" British writer and director was best known for his gentle, lyrical, semi-documentary film style (Brandy for the Parson (1952), Scotch on the Rocks (1953)). He suffered from poor health and died quite young at age 43.

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