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Denis Johnston (I) (1901–1984)

Denis Johnston was born on June 18, 1901 in Dublin, Ireland as William Denis Johnston. He was a producer and writer, known for The Unthinking Lobster (1948), The Moon in the Yellow River (1938) and Death at Newtownstewart (1948). He was married to Betty Chancellor and Shelah Richards. He died on August 8, 1984 in Dublin. See full bio »


(age 83) in Dublin, Ireland

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Known For

The Unthinking Lobster
Death at Newtownstewart
Weep for the Cyclops


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 1948 The Unthinking Lobster (TV Short) (producer)
 1948 Death at Newtownstewart (TV Movie) (producer)
 1947 Weep for the Cyclops (TV Movie) (producer)
 1946 The Queen of Spades (TV Movie) (producer)
 1938-1946 Picture Page (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.263 (1946) ... (producer)
- Episode dated 19 January 1939 (1939) ... (producer)
- Episode dated 17 November 1938 (1938) ... (producer)
- Episode dated 15 September 1938 (1938) ... (producer)
 1939 The Parnell Commission (TV Movie) (producer)
 1939 In Search of Valour (TV Movie) (producer)
 1939 The Advantages of Paternity (TV Movie) (producer)
 1939 Dance Without Music (TV Movie) (producer)
 1939 The King of Spain's Daughter (TV Movie) (producer)
 1939 Death at Newtown-Stewart (TV Movie) (producer)
 1938 The Moon in the Yellow River (TV Movie) (producer)
 1938 The Last Voyage of Captain Grant (TV Movie) (producer)
 1938 Storm Over Wicklow (TV Movie) (producer)
 1938 St. Simeon Stylites (TV Movie) (producer)
 1935 Guests of the Nation (producer)
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Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "The Old Lady Says No!" was performed at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland with Des Cave and Maire O'Neill in the cast. Thomas MacAnna was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dennis Johnston | Denis Johnstone

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He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to radio war reporting. See more »

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