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Terence Fisher (1904–1980)


Terence Fisher was born in Maida Vale, England, in 1904. Raised by his grandmother in a strict Christian Scientist environment, Fisher left school while still in his teens to join the Merchant Marine. By his own account he soon discovered that a life at sea was not for him, so he left the service and tried his hand at a succession of jobs ashore. ... See full bio »

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Horror of Dracula
(1958)
Four Sided Triangle
(1953)
Man in Hiding
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(1953)

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Alternate Names:

T.R. Fisher | Terry Fisher
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I think an audience has to find what it sees in the cinema absolutely convincing for the ninety minutes of the film. I don't really care what they think when they get out of the cinema, but unless they have believed in your film, you have not achieved your purpose. See more »

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Although he directed 29 films for Hammer, including all their biggest and most iconic hits, he did not have a harmonious relationship with the company, least of all with the big boss, James Carreras. After the box-office failure of "The Phantom Of The Opera" (1962), a rather grander Hammer production than usual, he was dropped by the company and spent some time making B-movies for smaller firms ... See more »

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