Compton Bennett

Director, Screenwriter, Bandleader
Entered film in 1932 as an editor for Alexander Korda and Sydney Box and worked on propaganda and training films for the British Army between 1939 and 1941. Bennett made a strong impression with his debut feature, "The ... Read more »
Born: 01/14/1900 in Kent, England, GB

Filmography

other (6)

Beyond the Curtain 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Flying Scot 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

That Forsyte Woman 1949 (Movie)

(Director)

The Seventh Veil 1945 (Movie)

(Director)

King Solomon's Mines (Movie)

(Director)

My Own True Love (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Entered film in 1932 as an editor for Alexander Korda and Sydney Box and worked on propaganda and training films for the British Army between 1939 and 1941. Bennett made a strong impression with his debut feature, "The Seventh Veil" (1945), a superior psychological melodrama that boosted the star careers of James Mason and Ann Todd. His only other well-known film, co-directed with Andrew Marton during a brief spell in Hollywood, is the second screen version of "King Solomon's Mines" (1950).

Milestones

1946

Hollywood debut, "My Own True Love"

1944

Feature directing debut, "The Seventh Veil"

1941

Short film directing debut, "Freedom Must Have Wings"

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