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Sidney Gilliat (1908–1994)

Sidney Gilliat, the English director, screenwriter, and producer, was born on February 15, 1908 in Edgely, Cheshire, England. He began his screen-writing career in the silent movie era, writing inter-titles, going uncredited for his contributions to Honeymoon Abroad (1928), Champagne (1928), and Week-End Wives (1929). He first entered into a ... See full bio »


(age 86) in Wiltshire, England, UK

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 1982 The Boys in Blue (original story: "Ask a Policeman")
 1979 The Lady Vanishes (based on the screenplay by)
 1972/I Endless Night (screenplay)
 1971 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Cherchez le corps, Mister Blake (1971) ... (play)
 1966 The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (original story)
 1965 Vor Nachbarn wird gewarnt (TV Movie) (play "Meet a Body")
 1959 Left Right and Centre (from an original story by) / (screenplay)
 1957 She Played with Fire (screenplay)
 1956 The Open Window (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1956 The Green Man (from their play "Meet a Body") / (screenplay)
 1955 Wee Geordie (screenplay)
 1955 Marriage a la Mode (original screenplay)
 1954 The Belles of St. Trinian's (screenplay)
 1953 Gilbert and Sullivan (writer)
 1950 The Great Manhunt (screenplay)
 1948 Dulcimer Street (screenplay)
 1946 Green for Danger (screenplay)
 1946 I See a Dark Stranger (by) / (screenplay)
 1945 Notorious Gentleman (the screen play written by)
 1945 Waterloo Road (written by)
 1944 Two Thousand Women (uncredited)
 1943 Millions Like Us (an original screenplay written by)
 1942 The Young Mr. Pitt (screenplay)
 1942 Uncensored (screenplay - uncredited)
 1942 Unpublished Story (uncredited)
 1942 Partners in Crime (Short)
 1941 Mr. Proudfoot Shows a Light (Short) (story)
 1941 You're Telling Me! (Short)
 1941 The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (screenplay)
 1940 Crook's Tour (characters - uncredited)
 1940 The Girl in the News (screenplay)
 1940 Night Train to Munich (screenplay - as Sydney Gilliat)
 1940 They Came by Night (screenplay)
 1939 Jamaica Inn (dialogue) / (screen play)
 1939 Ask a Policeman (story - as Sidney Gilliatt)
 1938 The Phantom Strikes (screen play)
 1938 The Lady Vanishes (screen play - as Sidney Gilliatt)
 1938 Strange Boarders (as S. Gilliat)
 1938 A Yank at Oxford (original story)
 1937 Take My Tip
 1936 The Man Who Lived Again (screenplay)
 1936 Where There's a Will (original story - as Sidney Gilliatt)
 1936 Doomed Cargo
 1935 King of the Damned (screenplay - as Sidney Gilliatt)
 1935 Alias Bulldog Drummond (original screen play)
 1935 My Heart Is Calling (adaptation and Dialogue)
 1934 Chu Chin Chow (screenplay)
 1934 Jack Ahoy (scenario)
 1933 Post Haste (Short) (writer)
 1933 Sign Please (Short) (writer)
 1933 Friday the Thirteenth (story)
 1933 Facing the Music (story)
 1933/I Falling for You (story)
 1932 Rome Express (additional dialogue) / (scenario)
 1932 Night and Day (script contributor)
 1932 Lord Babs
 1931 The Ghost Train (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1931 The Gaunt Stranger (additional dialogue)
 1931 Third Time Lucky (additional dialogue)
 1930 Bed and Breakfast (uncredited)
 1930 Lord Richard in the Pantry (uncredited)
 1930 You'd Be Surprised! (additional gags - uncredited)
 1930 Red Pearls (uncredited)
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