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Harold French (1900–1997)

London-born Harold French made his name on the stage, both as an actor and director. He crossed over to films, making his acting debut in 1920. He became a director shortly before the beginning of World War II, debuting with The Cavalier of the Streets (1937), and made a well-received adaptation of A.E.W. Mason's thriller, Secret Mission (1942). ... See full bio »

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Known For

Trio
Trio Director
(1950)
Quartet
Quartet Director
(1948)
Adam and Evalyn
Adam and Evalyn Director
(1949)
Encore
Encore Director
(1951)

Filmography

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 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- A Box of Tricks (1963)
 1959-1960 Theatre Night (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1956 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Rob Roy: Part 2 (1956)
- Rob Roy: Part 1 (1956)
 1951 Encore (segment "Gigolo and Gigolette")
 1950 Trio (segment "Sanatorium")
 1948 Quartet (segment "Alien Corn, The")
 1947 High Fury
 1946 Quiet Weekend
 1944 Mr. Emmanuel
 1943 Dear Octopus
 1942 The Avengers
 1942 Our Film (Short)
 1941 Jeannie
 1941 Major Barbara (uncredited)
Show Show Actor (23 credits)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in George Gershwin's and Ira Gershwin's musical, "Oh, Kay!," at His Majesty's Theatre in London, England, with Gertrude Lawrence and Claude Hulbert in the cast. See more »

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his uncredited contributions to "Major Barbara" (1940), officially directed by Gabriel Pascal]: I co-directed quite a lot of that with David Lean. Pascal knew nothing at all about directing and in the end he paid me quite a lot of money not to have my name directed as a director of it. Gabby hadn't the slightest idea - I mean, sometimes he would look through a view-finder the wrong way around... See more »

Trivia:

On stage from 1912, he eventually moved into routine films as an actor, but found his true calling as a director. Later he concentrated on stage directing. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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