Ian Dalrymple

Ian Dalrymple (26 August 1903 – 28 March 1989) was a British screenwriter, film director and producer.

    Biography

    Born at Johannesburg, South Africa, he was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University. Initially, he worked as an editor at Gaumont-British pictures and Gainsborough Pictures, later turning to screenwriting. During World War II, he was a producer for the Crown Film Unit, the government run agency for information and propaganda films, in particular working, and forming a close friendship, with Humphrey Jennings. Later, Dalrymple worked for MGM-Korda as a producer. He formed Wessex Productions as his own company, making his films at Pinewood Studios.

    He died in London, in 1989.

    Selected Filmography

    • Balaclava (1928) – as editor
    • Taxi for Two (1929) – as co-writer
    • The Ringer (1931) as editor
    • Love on Wheels (1932) as editor
    • Channel Crossing (1933)
    • Soldiers of the King (1933) - as editor
    • The Good Companions (1933) – as co-writer
    • (1935) – as co-writer
    • Turn of the Tide (1935) – as editor
    • South Riding (1937) – as co-writer
    • Storm in a Teacup (1937) – as writer-director
    • Action for Slander (1937) – as co-writer
    • Pygmalion (1938) – as co-writer
    • The Citadel (1938) – as co-writer
    • The Divorce of Lady X (1938) – as co-writer
    • A Window in London (1939) – as co-writer
    • Q Planes (1939) – as co-writer
    • Cheer Boys Cheer (1939) as co-writer
    • French Without Tears (1939) – as co-writer
    • London Can Take It! (1940)
    • Old Bill & Son (1941) – as co-writer and director
    • Pimpernel Smith (1941) – as co-writer
    • Target for Tonight (1941) – as producer
    • Listen to Britain (1942) – as producer
    • Coastal Command (1942) – as producer
    • The Woman in the Hall (1947) – as producer and co-writer
    • Esther Waters (1947) – as producer and director
    • Once a Jolly Swagman (1948) – as producer
    • Dear Mr. Prohack (1949) – as producer and co-writer
    • All Over Town (1949) – as producer
    • (1950) – as producer
    • The Wooden Horse (1950) – as producer
    • The Heart of the Matter (1953) – as producer and co-writer
    • Three Cases of Murder (1954) – as producer and co-writer
    • Raising a Riot (1955) – as producer and co-writer
    • A Hill in Korea (1956) – as co-writer
    • The Admirable Crichton (1957) – as producer
    • A Cry from the Streets (1958) – as Producer
    • Mix Me a Person (1961) – as co-writer

    References

    • Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies – published by Harper-Collins ISBN 0-06-093507-3
    • Chronicle of the Cinema published by D & K – ISBN 0-7894-2249-2

    External links

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