Charles Saunders (director)

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Charles Saunders (director)

English film director and screenwriter who started in the industry as a film editor, and who also contributed to television add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1904.

Countries: United Kingdom (75%), (25%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Zena Marshall, Bernard Miles, B movie

Linked to: Time Out, British Film Institute, BBC




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Charles Saunders was born in 1904 add something


Saunders entered the world of films in 1930 with his drama called "No Exit" , about a publisher's daughter who wrongly believes that a humble staff writer of her father's is secretly a best-selling author add something


He served as art director for three films in 1931 and 1932 add something


In 1944, he combined with Bernard Miles to co-direct "Tawny Pipit", a film starring Miles himself as the Army colonel involved with village folk in an effort to protect rare birds' nests from egg thieves add something


After working as a second unitdirector in 1945 on "The Way to the Stars", and as a location director in 1947 on "The White Unicorn", he began his career proper as a dedicated director add something


John Le Mesurier - In 1950 he starred in Charles Saunders's "Dark Interval", a crime film featuring starring Zena Marshall, Andrew Osborn and John Barry


He was still busy on the movie front, making "The Golden Link", "The Scarlet Web", and "Meet Mr Callaghan" in 1954 add something


He made three films in 1955 - "The Hornets Nest", "One Jump Ahead", and "A Time to Kill" add something


Returning to television direction once more, he made 7 episodes of the police drama series, "Fabian of the Yard", broadcast on the BBC in 1955, before completing three more films in 1956 add something


After making three more episodes of "Fabian" in 1956, he continued working with the BBC, filming 9 instalments of another TV series, "Adventures of the Big Man", for them, which presented stories about a public relations officer in a large store add something


Seven films followed in 1957, before Saunders began to make films which marked a radical departure from the tried and trusted formula he had employed for many years add something


The 1958 "English sexploitation movie", "Nudist Paradise", was perhaps the beginning of the end of Saunders' career in films, although he did make a B movie in the same year, called "Womaneater" add something

Charles Saunders died in 1997 add something


He died in April 1997 at Denham, Buckinghamshire add something