John Boulting

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
With his twin brother Roy, a leading figure of the post-WWII British film industry. Though they alternated producing and directing chores, the brothers' individual filming styles were virtually indistinguishable. They ... Read more »
Born: 11/21/1913 in Bray, England, GB

Filmography

Producer (25)

A French Mistress 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Undercovers Hero 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

There's a Girl in My Soup 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Twisted Nerve 1969 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Family Way 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Risk 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Man in a Cocked Hat 1959 (Movie)

(Producer)

Happy Is the Bride 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Brothers in Law 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Run For the Sun 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crest of the Wave 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

Josephine and Men 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

High Treason 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Guinea Pig 1947 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fame Is the Spur 1946 (Movie)

(Producer)

Burma Victory 1944 (Movie)

(Producer)

Desert Victory 1942 (Movie)

(Producer)

They Serve Abroad 1941 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dawn Guard 1940 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pastor Hall 1939 (Movie)

(Producer)

Consider Your Verdict 1937 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ripe Earth 1937 (Movie)

(Producer)

Seeing Stars 1937 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Landlady 1937 (Movie)

(Producer)

Inquest (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (10)

Rotten to the Core 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Heavens Above! 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

The Risk 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

I'm All Right Jack 1959 (Movie)

(Director)

Lucky Jim 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

Private's Progress 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Crest of the Wave 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Brighton Rock 1951 (Movie)

(Director)

Seven Days to Noon 1950 (Movie)

(Director)

The Magic Box 1950 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Heavens Above! 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I'm All Right Jack 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

With his twin brother Roy, a leading figure of the post-WWII British film industry. Though they alternated producing and directing chores, the brothers' individual filming styles were virtually indistinguishable. They formed Charter Films in 1937 and were responsible for gritty dramas such as "Thunder Rock" (1942) and "Brighton Rock" (1947) in the 40s. The team concentrated, during the next decade, on mildly anarchic comedies like "Private's Progress" (1956) and "I'm All Right, Jack" (1959), a satire of British trade unions.

Relationships

Arthur Boulting

Father

Rose Boulting

Mother

Roy Boulting

Brother
twin

Ingrid Boulting Actor

Niece

Peter Cotes

Brother
born on March 12, 1919 directed "The Mousetrap" in London in 1952 which went on to become the world's longest-running play died at age 86 on November 10, 1998

EDUCATION

McGill University

Montreal , Quebec

Reading School

Reading

Milestones

1965

Final film as director, "Rotten to the Core"

1959

Helmed the controversial satire "I'm Alright Jack"

1956

Directed "Private's Progress"

1955

Joined British Lion Films

1951

Contributed "The Magic Box" to the Festival of Britain

1947

Helmed "Brighton Rock", co-written by Graham Greene (adapted from his novel) and Terrence Rattigan

1944

Feature directing debut, "Journey Together"; also produced and wrote; made for the RAF

1937

Co-founded Charter Films with brother Roy

1937

Volunteered to be an ambulance driver in the Spanish Civil War; was almost captured twice

1937

First short film, "The Landlady", directed by Roy and produced by John

1935

Joined brother at Marleybone Studios

1933

Began career as an office boy for a London film distributor

Served as a mechanic in the Royal Air Force during WWII; eventually made first lieutenant

Raised in England

During WWII, produced three compilation documentaries helmed by brother Roy, "Desert Victory" (1943), "Tunisian Victory" (1944, with assistance from Frank Capra) and "Burma Victory" (1945)

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