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Roy William Neill (1887–1946)


Roy William Neill was born on September 4, 1887 in ship off Ireland as Roland de Gostrie. He was a director and producer, known for The Woman in Green (1945), Terror by Night (1946) and Dressed to Kill (1946). He was married to Betty MacLaglen. He died on December 14, 1946 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 59) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Woman in Green
(1945)
Terror by Night
Terror by Night Director
(1946)
Dressed to Kill
Dressed to Kill Director
(1946)

Filmography

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 1946 Black Angel
 1944 Gypsy Wildcat
 1942 Madame Spy
 1940 Hoots Mon
 1938 Thank Evans
 1938 The Viper
 1938 Quiet Please
 1937 Doctor Syn
 1937 Gypsy
 1935 The Black Room (as R. William Neill)
 1935 Eight Bells
 1934 Jealousy
 1934 I'll Fix It
 1934 Blind Date
 1934 Black Moon
 1934 Whirlpool
 1934 The Ninth Guest (as R. William Neill)
 1932 That's My Boy
 1932 American Madness (uncredited)
 1932 The Menace
 1931 The Good Bad Girl (as R. William Neill)
 1931 The Avenger (as Roy Neill)
 1929 Wall Street (as R. William Neill)
 1928 Madame DuBarry (Short)
 1928 The Viking (as R. William Neill)
 1928 Lady Raffles
 1928 Cleopatra (Short) (as R. William Neill)
 1928 The Olympic Hero (as R. William Neill)
 1928 The Virgin Queen (Short) (as R. William Neill)
 1928 The Czarina's Secret (Short) (as R. William Neill)
 1928 San Francisco Nights (as R. William Neill)
 1928 The Lady of Victories (Short) (as R. William Neill)
 1927 The Arizona Wildcat (as R. William Neill)
 1927 Marriage
 1926 The City (as R. William Neill)
 1925 Percy (as R. William Neill)
 1924 Broken Laws
 1924 Vanity's Price (as R. William Neill)
 1922 Radio-Mania
 1922 What's Wrong with the Women? (as R. William Neill)
 1920 Something Different (as R. William Neill)
 1920 Dangerous Business (as R. William Neill)
 1920 Good References (as R. William Neill)
 1920 Yes or No
 1919 The Bandbox (as R. William Neill)
 1919 The Career of Katherine Bush (as Roy W. Neill)
 1919 Trixie from Broadway (as R. William Neill)
 1919 Puppy Love
 1918 Vive la France! (as R. William Neill)
 1918 Green Eyes (as R. William Neill)
 1918 They're Off (as R. William Neill)
 1918 The Kaiser's Shadow (as R. William Neill)
 1918 Tyrant Fear (as R. William Neill)
 1918 Love Me (as R. William Neill)
 1918 Flare-Up Sal
 1917 Love Letters (as R. William Neill)
 1917 The Price Mark (as Roy W. Neill)
 1917 The Mother Instinct (as R. William Neill)
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Best-known for directing the Sherlock Holmes series of films at Universal, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Neill was something of an expert on the subject of Holmes and, consequently, was often meticulous in his attention to detail (if one takes into account the fact that the series was set, rather incongruously, in the 1940s). Visually, at least, the films proved a triumph of style over... See more »

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