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Anthony Kimmins (1901–1964)

British writer/director Anthony Kimmins was a naval officer in World War I, and after the war became a film actor and playwright. He wrote and directed several films for British comedian George Formby in the 1930s, but with the outbreak of World War II Kimmins rejoined the Royal Navy and spent the duration in the service. With the end of the war ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1962 The Amorous Mr. Prawn (play - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1958 Smiley Gets a Gun (writer)
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- While Parents Sleep (1957) ... (writer)
 1956 Smiley (screenplay)
 1953 Top of the Form (story)
 1940 Under Your Hat (screenplay)
 1940 Narcisse (novel)
 1939 Come on George! (writer)
 1939 Trouble Brewing (writer)
 1938 George Takes the Air (screenplay) / (story)
 1938 I See Ice (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1937 Keep Fit (dialogue) / (scenario) / (story)
 1937 The Show Goes On (scenario and dialogue)
 1937 Feather Your Nest (uncredited)
 1936 Talk of the Devil (screenplay) / (story)
 1936 Keep Your Seats, Please! (screenplay)
 1936 Laburnum Grove (screen play)
 1936 Queen of Hearts (dialogue)
 1936 All at Sea
 1936 Parisian Life
 1935 While Parents Sleep (play) / (screenplay)
 1934 The Night Club Queen (play)
 1933 Two Wives for Henry (writer)
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Stage: Wrote "The Amorous Prawn," performed at the Saville Theatre in London, England, with Evelyn Laye, Stanley Baxter, Walter Fitzgerald, Hugh McDermott, Ernest Clark, Harry Landis and Derek Nimmo in the cast. Murray MacDonald was director. Peter Barkworth was assistant director. NOTE: Filmed as The Amorous Mr. Prawn (1962). See more »

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During World War II he served on the cruiser Nigeria, alongside Admiral Burrough, which was part of Operation Pedestal whose aim was to resupply Malta which was on the verge of surrendering to the Axis as there were almost no supplies. This mission is considered by many to be the turning point of World War II as the loss of Malta would have resulted in the Axis gaining control of the Meditterean ... See more »



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