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Derek N. Twist (1905–1979)

Derek N. Twist was born on May 26, 1905 in Paddington, London, England, UK. He was a director and writer, known for The 39 Steps (1935), Prescription for Murder (1958) and All Over the Town (1949). He was previously married to Vida Hope and Nessie Charlesworth. He died on August 15, 1979 in Chelmsford, Essex, England, UK. See full bio »

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The 39 Steps Editor


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 1954-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- The Last Tour (1956) ... (as Derek Twist)
- The Best Man (1956) ... (as Derek Twist)
- Guy in the Middle (1956) ... (as Derek Twist)
- A Train to the Sea (1956) ... (as Derek Twist)
- Ship Day (1956) ... (as Derek Twist)
 1955 Police Dog (as Derek Twist)
 1951 Green Grow the Rushes (as Derek Twist)
 1949 All Over the Town (as Derek Twist)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

D.N. Twist | D. Twist | Derek Twist | John Twist


Vida Hope  (her death) | See more »

Did You Know?


Michael Powell said "The Edge of the World was saved by Derek Twist. He had the eye of a hawk, the memory of an Indian and a heart of granite." See more »

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