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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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 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- A Box of Tricks (1963)
 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)
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Stage: Directed Terence Rattigan's play, "French Without Tears," at the Criterion Theatre in London, England, with Mackenzie Ward, Constance Carpenter, Guy Middleton, Trevor Howard, Roland Culver and Hubert Gregg in the cast. See more »


5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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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 »

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