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Herbert Wilcox

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One of England's top producer-directors from the '20s until World War II, Herbert Wilcox was born in Ireland and worked as a journalist before serving as a flyer with the British during World War I. He entered the movie business as a distributor in 1919, and three years later began producing movies. Wilcox was one of the few producers in England during the '20s with a Hollywood-style flair for showmanship, and occasionally imported American stars such as Dorothy Gish for his films. He made his greatest single contribution to films in 1926 by founding Elstree Studios, which remained a major production facility right into the '80s. As a producer, he had no peer during the '20s, and was rivalled in the '30s only by Sir Alexander Korda. Korda quickly succeeded in international production on a scale that Wilcox found hard to top, but in England, Wilcox remained a major figure, especially in connection with the movies he directed and produced for actress Anna Neagle, his future wife. Sixty Glorious Years (1939) was a groundbreaking film, as a dramatization of the life of a British monarch. He went to Hollywood in the wake of the latter movie, but was not able to repeat its success, and returned to England, where he was never able to repeat his pre-war success, although he did co-produce one superb film, The Beggar's Opera (1954), starring Laurence Olivier and directed by Peter Brook.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Only Way
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (Battle Hell)
  • Producer
1957
No Score Yet Lilacs in the Spring (Let's Make Up)
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet Trouble in the Glen
  • Director
  • Producer
1954
No Score Yet Laughing Anne
  • Producer
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet The Beggar's Opera
  • Producer
1953
No Score Yet Trent's Last Case
  • Producer
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet Odette
  • Producer
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet Spring in Park Lane
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Maytime in Mayfair
  • Director
  • Producer
1949
No Score Yet Elizabeth of Ladymead
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet Piccadilly Incident
  • Director
  • Producer
1946
No Score Yet I Live in Grosvenor Square (A Yank in London)
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet Yellow Canary
  • Producer
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
1943
No Score Yet Sunny
  • Producer
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette
  • Producer
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Irene
  • Producer
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Nurse Edith Cavell
  • Director
  • Producer
1939
No Score Yet Queen of Destiny (Sixty Glorious Years)
  • Producer
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet Victoria the Great
  • Producer
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet This'll Make You Whistle
  • Director
  • Producer
1936
No Score Yet Peg of Old Drury
  • Director
  • Producer
1936
No Score Yet Escape Me Never
  • Producer
1935
No Score Yet Nell Gwyn
  • Director
  • Producer
1935
No Score Yet Sorrell and Son
  • Producer
1934
No Score Yet The Speckled Band
  • Producer
1931
No Score Yet Dawn
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1928
No Score Yet Nell Gwynne
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1926
No Score Yet Decameron Nights
  • Director
1924

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