Val Guest began his career as an actor on the British stage and in early sound films. He ran the one-man London office of "The Hollywood Reporter" until an encounter with director Marcel Varnel led to a screen writing job at Gainsborough Studios. Guest's directing career began in the early 1940s with a Ministry of Information short about the perils of sneezing (!)...See full bio »
(writer: "It Happened Just Like That" - uncredited)
1944Bees in Paradise
(writer: "I'M A WOLF ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE", "DON'T EVER LEAVE ME", "KEEP A SUNBEAM IN YOUR POCKET")
1943Miss London Ltd.
(music: "A Fine How Do You Do", "Keep Cool Calm And Collect", "I'm Only Me", "You Too Can Have A Lovely Romance", "The 8.50 Choo Choo", "If You Could Only Cook", "My Father Was A Yes Man" / lyrics: "A Fine How Do You Do", "Keep Cool Calm And Collect", "I'm Only Me", "You Too Can Have A Lovely Romance", "The 8.50 Choo Choo", "If You Could Only Cook", "My Father Was A Yes Man")
1942King Arthur Was a Gentleman
(lyrics: "You Know What King Arthur Said", "Honey On My Mind", "Why Can't It Happen To Me?", "You'll Love The Army", "Got A Bee In My Bonnet", "Actions Speak Louder Than Words")
(lyrics: "Hi Gang" - uncredited, "We Chose the Air Force" - uncredited, "My Son" - uncredited, "I Am Singing to a Million" - uncredited, "The Lady Known as Sal" - uncredited)
(1953) Stage: Wrote "Red Headed Blonde," performed at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, England, with Arthur Lovegrove, Jerry Desmonde, Naunton Wayne, Yolande Donlan, Lionel Blair and Margot Lister in the cast.
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I have never in my life set out to make a picture for the lowest common denominator audience. Any picture I've made I've made because it was the sort of picture I would like to see. I just hope that other people share my taste. At no point would I ever pander to the audience.
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