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A Sidney Gilliat Frank Launder Production
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[on directing Margaret Rutherford
in The Happiest Days of Your Life
(1950)] We could never put marks down for her, we just had to keep the camera rolling wherever she was likely to be. She can always make any line sound funnier than it really is. She would never do one take the same, but I like an artist like that. Margaret is an artist who has great moments, many great moments.
Had a penchant for comedy, highlighting the talents of Britain's best female stars and character players like Margaret Rutherford, Joyce Grenfell and Alastair Sim. Moreover, he is perhaps best remembered for the anarchic St. Trinian's films of the 1950's and 60's.