Biography

John Gilling (29 May 1912 – 22 November 1984) was an English film director and screenwriter, born in London. He was chiefly known for his horror films, especially for Hammer Films, for whom he directed Shadow of the Cat (1961), The Plague of the Zombies (1966), The Reptile (1966) (the latter two filmed back to back in Cornwall) and The Mummy's Shroud, among others. He is also renown for many low to mid budget detective films and teleplays with unexpected touches of comedy blended in.                      Description above from the Wikipedia article John Gilling, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.                    

John Gilling (29 May 1912 – 22 November 1984) was an English film director and screenwriter, born in London. He was chiefly known for his horror films, especially for Hammer Films, for whom he directed Shadow of the Cat (1961), The Plague of the Zombies (1966), The Reptile (1966) (the latter two filmed back to back in Cornwall) and The Mummy's Shroud, among others. He is also renown for many low to mid budget detective films and teleplays with unexpected touches of comedy blended in.                      Description above from the Wikipedia article John Gilling, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.                    

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 60

Birthday 1912-05-29

Day of Death 1984-11-22

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1975 Cross of the Devil Writer
1970 Trog Original Story
1967 The Mummy's Shroud Writer
1966 Where the Bullets Fly Screenplay
1965 The Brigand of Kandahar Writer
1964 The Secret of Blood Island Writer
1964 The Gorgon Screenplay
1963 The Scarlet Blade Screenplay
1963 Panic Writer
1962 The Saint (1 episode)Writer
1962 The Pirates of Blood River Screenplay
1960 The Flesh and the Fiends Original Story Screenplay
1960 The Challenge Screenplay
1959 Killers of Kilimanjaro Screenplay
1956 The Gamma People Screenplay
1956 Odongo Writer
1956 Bond of Fear Writer
1955 Tiger by the Tail Screenplay
1954 Profile Screenplay
1954 The Embezzler Screenplay
1953 Escape by Night Writer
1953 Three Steps to the Gallows Screenplay
1953 Recoil Screenplay
1952 The Voice of Merrill Writer
1952 Murder at the Grange Writer
1952 The Big Frame Screenplay
1952 King of the Underworld Writer
1952 Wings of Danger Screenplay
1952 13 East Street Screenplay
1952 The Frightened Man Writer
1952 Blind Man's Bluff Writer
1951 The Rossiter Case Writer
1950 Dark Interval Screenplay
1950 Blackout Screenplay
1950 Room to Let Screenplay
1950 Guilt Is My Shadow Screenplay
1950 The Lady Craved Excitement Writer
1949 The Man from Yesterday Screenplay Original Story
1948 Escape from Broadmoor Writer
1948 House of Darkness Screenplay
1948 A Gunman Has Escaped Writer
1947 Black Memory Writer

Directing

1975 Cross of the Devil Director
1967 The Mummy's Shroud Director
1966 Where the Bullets Fly Director
1966 The Reptile Director
1965 The Night Caller Director
1965 The Plague of the Zombies Director
1965 The Brigand of Kandahar Director
1963 The Scarlet Blade Director
1963 Panic Director
1962 The Saint (1 episode)Director
1962 The Pirates of Blood River Director
1961 The Shadow of the Cat Director
1961 Fury at Smugglers' Bay Director
1960 The Flesh and the Fiends Director
1960 The Challenge Director
1959 The Bandit Of Zhobe Director
1959 Idol on Parade Director
1958 The Man Inside Director
1957 High Flight Director
1957 Pickup Alley Director
1956 The Gamma People Director
1956 Odongo Director
1955 Tiger by the Tail Director
1955 The Gilded Cage Director
1954 The Embezzler Director
1954 Double Exposure Director
1953 Three Steps to the Gallows Director
1953 Escape by Night Director
1953 Recoil Director
1953 Deadly Nightshade Director
1952 The Voice of Merrill Director
1952 Mother Riley Meets the Vampire Director
1952 The Frightened Man Director
1951 The Quiet Woman Director
1950 No Trace Director
1949 A Matter of Murder Director
1948 Escape from Broadmoor Director

Acting

2007 The Vatican Museums

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