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Dearden, Basil, 1911-1971

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    • Dear, Basil Clive, 1911-1971
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    • found: This man is news [MP] 1939:credits (screen play by Basil Dearden)
    • found: Halliwell's Filmgoer's comp., 1988(Dearden, Basil; b. 1911 d. 1971; director, former editor)
    • found: IMDb, June 13, 2017(Basil Dearden (1911-1971); born January 1, 1911 in Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex, England; died March 23, 1971 on M4 Motorway, England; director; a former stage director, Basil Dearden entered films as an assistant to director Basil Dean (he changed his name from Dear to avoid being confused with Dean); Dearden worked his way up the ladder and directed (with Will Hay) his first film in 1941; two years later he directed his first film on his own. He eventually became associated with writer/producer Michael Relph; in the 1960s Dearden embarked on a new phase of his career by directing large-scale action pictures, the best of which was Khartoum (1966), which was a critical and financial success; not long after completing The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970), Dearden was killed in an automobile accident)
    • found: Wikipedia, June 13, 2017(Basil Dearden; Basil Dearden (born Basil Clive Dear; 1 January 1911--23 March 1971) was an English film director; he was born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex; he graduated from theatre direction to film, working as an assistant to Basil Dean; he later changed his own name to Dearden to avoid confusion with his mentor; he died at Hillingdon Hospital, London after having been involved in a road accident on the M4 motorway near Heathrow Airport, in which he suffered multiple injuries)
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    • 1990-04-18: new
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