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John Gilling (I) (1912–1984)


Worked as editor prior to World War II, subsequently writer-director of potboilers and horror films of variable quality. Did arguably his best work for Hammer: The Shadow of the Cat (1961), The Plague of the Zombies (1966), The Reptile (1966) and The Mummy's Shroud (1967). See more trivia »


(age 72) in Madrid, Spain

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Known For

The Flesh and the Fiends
The Mummy's Shroud
The Crimson Blade


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 1968-1969 The Champions (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Full Circle (1969)
- The Fanatics (1968)
- The Ghost Plane (1968)
 1962-1969 The Saint (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- The Spanish Cow (1965)
 1966 The Reptile
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Tin God (1964)
 1963 Panic
 1959 Rendezvous (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Alfy's Tulip (1959)
 1957 High Flight
 1957 Pickup Alley
 1956-1957 Aggie (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Berlin Story (1957)
- Top Secret (1956)
 1956 Odongo
 1955 Cross-Up
 1953-1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Heirloom (1954)
- Sylvia (1953)
 1954 Destination Milan (episode "The Guilty Person")
 1954 The Embezzler
 1953 Recoil
 1953 White Fire
 1950 No Trace
 1948 Escape from Broadmoor (Short)
Show Show Writer (56 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (6 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
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Jack Gilling

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