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      Frank Launder

      Frank Launder

      Highest Rated: 98% The Lady Vanishes (1938)

      Lowest Rated: 71% The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

      Birthday: Jan 28, 1906

      Birthplace: Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, UK

      Frank Launder left his job as a civil servant because he wanted to entertain, and that he did as a director, screenwriter, and producer -- usually in partnership with Sidney Gilliat -- of scores of British productions from 1928 until 1980. He is particularly remembered for the "St. Trinian's" series of films, which began with "The Happiest Days of Your Life" (writer-producer-director, 1950), and focused on a boisterous, unruly school for girls. Together with Gilliat, Launder also wrote "The Lady Vanishes" (1939) for director Alfred Hitchcock, one of the latter's most successful movies during his British period. The film focused on the disappearance of an older woman and how a younger woman gets caught up in intrigue in the search for the old dame.

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      THE BLUE LAGOON, director Frank Launder on set, 1949 THE BLUE LAGOON, director Frank Launder on set, 1949 I SEE A DARK STRANGER, director Frank Launder, Deborah Kerr on set, 1946

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 64% The Wildcats of St. Trinian's Director - 1980
      No Score Yet 58% The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery Director,
      Producer
      - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Joey Boy Director,
      Producer
      - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ring of Treason Writer - 1964
      No Score Yet 40% The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's Director,
      Producer,
      Writer
      - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bridal Path Director - 1959
      No Score Yet 65% Blue Murder at St. Trinian's Director - 1957
      No Score Yet 68% The Smallest Show on Earth Producer - 1957
      No Score Yet 81% The Green Man Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1957
      No Score Yet 40% Geordie Director - 1955
      No Score Yet 80% The Constant Husband Producer - 1955
      71% 68% The Belles of St. Trinian's Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Gilbert and Sullivan Producer - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Folly to Be Wise Director,
      Writer
      - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Godiva Rides Again Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1951
      No Score Yet 82% The Happiest Days of Your Life Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1950
      No Score Yet 44% The Blue Lagoon Director,
      Producer
      - 1949
      No Score Yet 20% Dulcimer Street Producer - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Boycott Director - 1947
      80% 75% The Adventuress Director,
      Writer
      - 1946
      73% 84% Green for Danger Producer - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 2,000 Women Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1944
      No Score Yet 68% Millions Like Us Director,
      Writer
      - 1943
      89% 73% Night Train to Munich Writer - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Girl Must Live Writer - 1939
      98% 88% The Lady Vanishes Screenwriter - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Emil and the Detectives Writer - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet So You Won't Talk Screenwriter - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Were the Days Screenwriter - 1934