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Ken Hughes is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter British born on 19 january 1922 at Liverpool (United-kingdom)

Ken Hughes

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Birth name Kenneth Graham Hughes
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 19 january 1922 at Liverpool (United-kingdom)
Death 28 april 2001 (at 79 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Ken Hughes (19 January 1922 – 28 April 2001) was a British film director, writer, and producer, who co-wrote and directed the 1968 children's film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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Cromwell (1970)

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Filmography of Ken Hughes (32 films)

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Double Identity, 1h40
Directed by Dennis Dimster
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Val Kilmer, Izabella Miko, Hristo Chopov, Zachari Baharov, Julian Wadham, Didem Erol
Roles Mr. Pimstone
Rating45% 2.258922.258922.258922.258922.25892
An American doctor, Dr. Nicholas Pinter (Val Kilmer), working in Bulgaria for Doctors Beyond Borders, is mistakenly identified as a secret agent by the Russian mob. He escapes a close brush with death and is then rescued by the British Secret Service and a beautiful but mysterious woman named Katrine (Izabella Miko). His life dramatically changes when he helps this mysterious woman escape from her would-be assailant.
Paper Moon
Paper Moon (1973)
, 1h40
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about children, Transport films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman, Randy Quaid, Noble Willingham
Roles le crieur de la tente au harem
Rating80% 4.0486954.0486954.0486954.0486954.048695
Con man Moses Pray (Ryan O'Neal) meets 9-year-old Addie Loggins (Tatum O'Neal) at Addie's mother's graveside service, where the neighbors suspect he is Addie's father. He denies this, but agrees to deliver the orphaned Addie to her aunt's home in St. Joseph, Missouri.


Night School, 1h28
Directed by Ken Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Daniel Roebuck
Rating55% 2.7548652.7548652.7548652.7548652.754865
Anne Barron (Meb Boden) is a teacher's aide at the Jack-N-Jill Daycare Center in Boston. It's the early evening and the last child has been picked up by her mother. Anne is relaxing on the playground carousel when someone pulls up on a motorcycle, wearing a black motorcycle helmet. She is startled as the stranger pulls out a kukri and starts spinning the carousel. The kukri is held up in the air and the terrified woman goes around until she's struck with it.
Sextette (1978)
, 1h31
Directed by Ken Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Mae West, Dom DeLuise, Timothy Dalton, Tony Curtis, Ringo Starr, George Hamilton
Rating32% 1.6174851.6174851.6174851.6174851.617485
The legendary American movie star and sex symbol Marlo Manners (Mae West) is in London, England, where she has just married for the sixth time. She and her new husband, Sir Michael Barrington (Timothy Dalton), then depart for a honeymoon suite at a posh and exclusive hotel that has been reserved for them by her manager, Dan Turner (Dom DeLuise).
Alfie Darling, 1h42
Directed by Ken Hughes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Alan Price, Jill Townsend, Paul Copley, Joan Collins, Sheila White, Annie Ross
Rating46% 2.342572.342572.342572.342572.34257
After experiencing a failure in the ending of the last film, Alfie - now working as a 1970s' cross London-France HGV driver alongside Bakey (Paul Copley) - decides to get back to his old self. And his new occupation provides new opportunities to do so. The film starts as Bakey drives the truck through customs in France, while Alfie has sex with an English hitchhiker (Vicki Michelle) in the back until the customs' officer catches her topless.
The Internecine Project, 1h29
Directed by Ken Hughes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors James Coburn, Lee Grant, Harry Andrews, Ian Hendry, Michael Jayston, Keenan Wynn
Rating62% 3.101813.101813.101813.101813.10181
Ancien agent secret, le Pr Elliot tient à assoir son autorité dans le monde de la finance. Mais quatre personnes sont témoins de ses activités douteuses. Il décide alors de toutes les supprimer...
Cromwell (1970)
, 2h19
Directed by Ken Hughes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Political films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Nigel Stock, Geoffrey Keen, Dorothy Tutin
Rating68% 3.447293.447293.447293.447293.44729
Oliver Cromwell is a devout Puritan, a country squire, magistrate and former member of Parliament. King Charles I's policies, including the enclosing of common land for the use of wealthy landowners and the introduction of "Popish" and "Romish" rituals into the Church of England have become increasingly grating to many, including Cromwell. In fact Charles regards himself as a devout Anglican, permitting his French Queen to practise Roman Catholicism in private but forbidding her to bring up the young Prince of Wales in that faith. Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World, but, on the eve of their departure, he is persuaded by his friends to stay and resume a role in politics.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 2h24
Directed by Ken Hughes, Brian W. Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Monde imaginaire, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Musical films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Adrian Hall, Lionel Jeffries, Gert Fröbe, Anna Quayle
Rating68% 3.4493653.4493653.4493653.4493653.449365
Set in the 1910s, the story opens with a montage of European Grand Prix races in which a particular car appears to win every race. In the final race, the car swerves to avoid a girl and a dog, loses control, crashes, and catches fire, bringing its racing career to an end. The car ends up in an old garage in rural England, where two children, Jeremy and Jemima Potts, have grown fond of it. They are told by a junkman that he intends to buy the car from the garage owner for scrap. The children (who live with their widowed father Caractacus Potts, an eccentric inventor, and his equally peculiar father) implore their father to buy the car before the junkman does, but he does not have the money. While playing truant, they meet Truly Scrumptious, a beautiful upper class woman with her own motorcar. She brings them home to report their truancy to their father. Truly shows interest in Caractacus' odd inventions, but he is affronted by her insistence that his children should be in school.
Casino Royale, 2h11
Directed by Robert Parrish, John Huston, Ken Hughes, Val Guest, Richard Talmadge, Joseph McGrath
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Woody Allen, William Holden
Rating52% 2.602572.602572.602572.602572.60257
The story of Casino Royale is told in an episodic format. Val Guest oversaw the assembly of the sections, although he turned down the credit of "co-ordinating director".
Arrivederci, Baby!
Directed by Ken Hughes
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Tony Curtis, Rosanna Schiaffino, Lionel Jeffries, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Nancy Kwan, Fenella Fielding
Rating56% 2.810972.810972.810972.810972.81097
A man goes around marrying wealthy women, and then murdering them. However, his third wife has married him with similar intentions.
Of Human Bondage, 1h40
Directed by Henry Hathaway, Ken Hughes, Bryan Forbes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Kim Novak, Laurence Harvey, Tony Randall, Robert Morley, Siobhán McKenna, Roger Livesey
Rating65% 3.2991553.2991553.2991553.2991553.299155
After two unsuccessful years pursuing an art career in Paris, clubfooted Philip Carey decides to study medicine. He meets and falls in love with Mildred Rogers, a low-class waitress who takes advantage of his feelings for her.
The Trials of Oscar Wilde, 2h3
Directed by Ken Hughes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Peter Finch, Yvonne Mitchell, James Mason, Nigel Patrick, Lionel Jeffries, John Fraser
Rating70% 3.5367953.5367953.5367953.5367953.536795
Le film porte sur la période de 1892 à 1897, cinq années qui virent basculer l'existence d'Oscar Wilde. Après le triomphe de sa pièce L'Éventail de Lady Windermere, il subit deux procès dont le premier l'opposa au marquis de Queensberry, le père d'Alfred Douglas, et le second où il fut accusé d'homosexualité. Deux années de travaux forcés s'ensuivirent.