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George Sanders

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Birth name George Henry Sanders
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 3 july 1906 at Saint Petersburg (Russie)
Death 25 april 1972 (at 65 years) at Barcelona (Espagne)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

George Henry Sanders (3 July 1906 – 25 April 1972) was an English film and television actor, singer-songwriter, music composer, and author. His career as an actor spanned more than 40 years. His upper-class English accent and bass voice often led him to be cast as sophisticated but villainous characters. He is perhaps best known as Jack Favell in Rebecca (1940), Scott ffolliott in Foreign Correspondent (1940), Addison DeWitt in All About Eve (1950), King Richard the Lionheart in King Richard and the Crusaders (1954), the voice of the malevolent man-hating tiger Shere Khan in Disney's The Jungle Book (1967), and as Simon Templar, "The Saint", in five films made in the 1930s and 1940s.


On 27 October 1940 Sanders married Susan Larson. The couple divorced in 1949. From later that year until 1954 Sanders was married to Zsa Zsa Gabor, with whom he starred in the film Death of a Scoundrel (1956) after their divorce. On 10 February 1959 Sanders married Benita Hume, widow of Ronald Colman. She died in 1967, the same year Sanders's brother Tom Conway died of liver failure. Sanders had become distant from his brother because of Conway's drinking problem. Sanders endured a further blow in the same year with the death of their mother, Margaret Sanders.

Sanders's autobiography, Memoirs of a Professional Cad, was published in 1960 and gathered critical praise for its wit. Sanders suggested the title A Dreadful Man for his biography, which was later written by his friend Brian Aherne and published in 1979.

Sanders's last marriage, on 4 December 1970, was to Magda Gabor, the elder sister of his second wife. This marriage lasted only 32 days, after which he began drinking heavily.

Best films

The Jungle Book (1967)
Solomon and Sheba (1959)
Samson and Delilah (1949)
Ivanhoe (1952)
All About Eve (1950)
Rebecca (1940)

Usually with

Thomas Little
Thomas Little
(16 films)
Alan Napier
Alan Napier
(9 films)
(9 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of George Sanders (118 films)

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Psychomania, 1h35
Directed by Don Sharp
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Horror
Themes Films about suicide, Transport films, Road movies
Actors George Sanders, Nicky Henson, Ann Michelle, Roy Holder, Robert Hardy, Patrick Holt
Roles Shadwell
Rating58% 2.9012552.9012552.9012552.9012552.901255
Tom Latham enjoys riding his motorcycle with his girlfriend and loves his mother, but he is no ordinary fellow. He is an amiable teen psychopath, clearly modeled on Alex of A Clockwork Orange fame. Like Alex, he has an unusual pet (a frog) and a distinctive catch phrase, "hello, little green friend."
Endless Night, 1h39
Directed by Sidney Gilliat
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Britt Ekland, Per Oscarsson, George Sanders, David Bauer
Roles Andrew Lippincott
Rating60% 3.0029753.0029753.0029753.0029753.002975
Michael Rogers (Bennett), a young drifter currently employed as a chauffeur, has a chance meeting with the lovely Ellie Thomsen (Mills). He dreams of building a magnificent house on a particular spot of land along the Devon coast. Unknown to him, she is actually a wealthy heiress and can make his dream come true. With the help of her efficient German companion, Greta (Ekland), they marry and build a memorable home designed by noted architect Santonix (Oscarsson), much to the disapproval of Ellie's family, who try to buy off Michael.
Doomwatch (1972)
, 1h32
Directed by Peter Sasdy
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Environmental films, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Ian Bannen, Judy Geeson, John Paul, Simon Oates, George Sanders, Percy Herbert
Roles The Admiral
Rating55% 2.7595352.7595352.7595352.7595352.759535
The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.
The Kremlin Letter, 2h1
Directed by John Huston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Bibi Andersson, Richard Boone, Nigel Green, Dean Jagger, Patrick O'Neal, George Sanders
Roles The Warlock
Rating62% 3.148563.148563.148563.148563.14856
Late in 1969, a brilliant young United States Navy intelligence officer named Charles Rone (Patrick O'Neal) finds his commission revoked so that he can be recruited into an espionage mission. Rone is told that the mission is being undertaken independently of governmental intelligence agencies, as was commonplace prior to World War II, when espionage operations were handled by a small community of agents operating on a freelance basis.
The Best House in London, 1h45
Directed by Philip Saville
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors David Hemmings, Joanna Pettet, George Sanders, Dany Robin, Warren Mitchell, John Bird
Roles Sir Francis Leybourne
Rating45% 2.2814052.2814052.2814052.2814052.281405
Dans l'Angleterre victorienne dans laquelle la prostitution est réprimée de manière sévère, des jeunes dandys londoniens persuadent le ministre de l'intérieur d'ouvrir un bordel de luxe…
The Girl from Rio, 1h30
Directed by Jesús Franco
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Shirley Eaton, Richard Stapley, George Sanders, Maria Rohm, Walter Rilla, Jesús Franco
Roles Sir Masius
Rating42% 2.1197452.1197452.1197452.1197452.119745
Secret agent Jeff Sutton arrives in Rio with $10 million, and finds himself embroiled in a war between Sir Masius, a British mobster, and the megalomaniacal Sumuru. From her secret city, "Femina", Sumuru assembles an army of women with which she will conquer the world. Masius, hoping to find Femina and steal Sumuru's riches, tries to use Sutton as his pawn. Ultimately, Sutton leads a squadron of helicopters on an attack on Femina. Knowing she's beaten, she chooses to destroy Femina rather than let Masius have its wealth. Sutton barely makes it out of Femina before it self-destructs, presumably killing both Sumuru and Masius. Nevertheless, the film concludes with Sumuru aboard a ship leaving Rio, joined by a group of women who are apparently her followers.
The Jungle Book, 1h18
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Films about music and musicians, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un ours, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, L'enfance marginalisée, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bruce Reitherman, Phil Harris, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, Sebastian Cabot
Roles Shere Khan (voice)
Rating75% 3.795683.795683.795683.795683.79568
Mowgli, a young orphan boy, is found in a basket in the deep jungles of India by Bagheera, a black panther who promptly takes him to a mother wolf who has just had cubs. She raises him along with her own cubs and Mowgli soon becomes well acquainted with jungle life. Mowgli is shown ten years later, playing with his wolf siblings.
Good Times
Good Times (1967)
, 1h31
Directed by William Friedkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Western
Themes Films about television, Musical films
Actors Sonny Bono, Cher, George Sanders, Norman Alden, Lennie Weinrib, Larry Duran
Roles Mr. Mordicus / Knife McBlade / White hunter / Zarubian
Rating46% 2.3194152.3194152.3194152.3194152.319415
Sonny and Cher appear as themselves in this spoof of various genres, including mysteries, westerns and spy thrillers. The plot revolves around a film contract offered to Sonny by powerful executive Mr. Mordicus, played by George Sanders, who also plays the antagonist in each of Sonny's ideas for the proposed film, which are played out in a number of skits featuring music and dancing by the star duo.
Warning Shot, 1h40
Directed by Buzz Kulik
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors David Janssen, Ed Begley, Keenan Wynn, Joan Collins, Sam Wanamaker, Lillian Gish
Roles Calvin York
Rating66% 3.344013.344013.344013.344013.34401
Los Angeles police sergeant Tom Valens is on a stakeout near an upscale apartment complex when he is forced to defend himself from a mysterious figure who aims a gun at him on a foggy night. The trouble is, the dead man turns out to be a prominent physician and pillar of the community, Dr. James Ruston, and there is no gun to be found.
The Quiller Memorandum, 1h44
Directed by Michael Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow, Senta Berger, George Sanders, Robert Flemyng
Roles Gibbs
Rating63% 3.19573.19573.19573.19573.1957
In the dead of the night a man walks down a deserted Berlin street. He enters a phone booth, but as he dials a number, he is shot dead.
Trunk to Cairo, 1h20
Directed by Menahem Golan
Origin Israel
Genres Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Political films
Actors Audie Murphy, George Sanders, Marianne Koch, Yossi Yadin, Gila Almagor, Hans von Borsody
Roles Professor Schlieben
Rating54% 2.7196952.7196952.7196952.7196952.719695
Mike Merrick (Audie Murphy) is an American agent who is sent to meet with Professor Schlieben (George Sanders) a German scientist. During the mission it is revealed that the professor is a Neo-Nazi, developing a weaponized rocket that can be used against the Western world. Merrick now must destroy the rocket plans hidden in Schlieben's lab. Things are further complicated when Radical Muslims insist on destroying the rocket themselves and Merrick. After kidnapping Schlieben's daughter he must now escape Middle Eastern intelligence agencies against impossible odds.
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders, 2h6
Directed by Terence Young
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Kim Novak, Richard Johnson, Angela Lansbury, Vittorio De Sica, Leo McKern, George Sanders
Roles The Banker
Rating57% 2.8574052.8574052.8574052.8574052.857405
In the 18th Century, an orphan, Moll Flanders, grows up to become a servant for the town's mayor, who has two grown sons. Moll is seduced and abandoned by one, then marries the other, a drunken sot who dies, making her a young widow.
Children of the Damned, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Ian Hendry, Alan Badel, Barbara Ferris, Alfred Burke, Sheila Mathews Allen, Sheila Allen
Rating62% 3.1005553.1005553.1005553.1005553.100555
Six children are identified by a team of UNESCO researchers investigating child development. The children have extraordinary powers of intellect and are all able to complete a difficult brick puzzle in exactly the same amount of time.