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Ralph Thomas is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor British born on 10 august 1915 at Kingston upon Hull (United-kingdom)

Ralph Thomas

Ralph Thomas
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Birth name Ralph Philip Thomas
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 10 august 1915 at Kingston upon Hull (United-kingdom)
Death 17 march 2001 (at 85 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards Military Cross

Ralph Thomas MC (born Ralph Philip Thomas 10 August 1915 — 17 March 2001) was an English film director, born in Hull. He is perhaps best known for directing the Doctor series of films.

His brother, Gerald Thomas, was also a film director, probably best remembered for the Carry On... film series and his son is the Academy Award-winning film producer, Jeremy Thomas.

He cast the actor James Robertson Justice in many of his films. He often worked with the producer Betty E. Box who was married to Carry On producer, Peter Rogers. He was a nephew of producer Victor Saville.

Biography

Born in Hull, Thomas entered the film business as a clapper boy at Shepperton Studios in 1932 whilst studying. He soon worked in film, sound, editing and camera departments.

During World War II, Thomas served with the 9th Lancers rising to the rank of Major and being awarded the Military Cross.

Returning to film with the Rank Organisation, Thomas advanced from assistant editor, to making film trailers to becoming head of Rank's trailer department as well as writing films. Sydney Box had enjoyed Thomas's trailer for Miranda and when a position of director came up due to an unexpected illness, Thomas made his directoral debut in Once Upon a Dream.

Usually with

Betty Box
Betty Box
(33 films)
Nicholas Phipps
Nicholas Phipps
(12 films)
Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
(10 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ralph Thomas (45 films)

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Director

Ticket to Heaven, 1h49
Directed by Ralph Thomas, Ralph L. Thomas
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Nick Mancuso, Saul Rubinek, Meg Foster, Kim Cattrall, Christopher Britton, Michael Wincott
Rating71% 3.5908853.5908853.5908853.5908853.590885
David Kappel (Nick Mancuso), a twentysomething school teacher, visits a training camp for a religious cult. At the camp everything is done in groups, along with much singing. There is also a low-calorie, low-protein diet; sleep deprivation; constant positive reinforcement; and chanting of slogans.
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, 1h50
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Richard Jordan, Oliver Tobias, David Niven, Elke Sommer, Gloria Grahame, Richard Johnson
Rating57% 2.875222.875222.875222.875222.87522
Tout juste sorti de prison, "Pinky" Green est déterminé à aller dans le droit chemin et, comme il est un électricien qualifié, il est engagé par une société appelée Global Group Security. Cette entreprise l'envoie travailler au système de sécurité de l'Atlantic and Pacific Bank dans le quartier de Mayfair. Un certain Ivan le Terrible le fait alors chanter pour qu'il les aide à dévaliser la banque de Berkeley Square.
Percy's Progress
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Leigh Lawson, Elke Sommer, Judy Geeson, Denholm Elliott, Adrienne Posta, Anthony Andrews
Rating37% 1.869921.869921.869921.869921.86992
Percy is well known in England as the man with the world's first penis transplant, and is exceptionally well endowed. His rampant conquests of married women cause him to escape incarceration by local authorities.
Quest for Love, 1h27
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Romance
Actors Joan Collins, Geraldine Moffat, Tom Bell, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliott, Laurence Naismith
Rating66% 3.342143.342143.342143.342143.34214
An explosion at a demonstration of his new invention catapults physicist Colin Trafford into a parallel universe - an identical world, but with subtle differences, where John F. Kennedy is Secretary General of the League of Nations and World War II and the Vietnam War never happened. Here he's a famous author with a beautiful wife with whom he instantly falls in love, but for whom his alternate self never cared. But just as suddenly, another accident propels Trafford back to our world where he is caught in a race against time in a quest to find the woman he loves. Little does she know, however, that her life depends on him finding her.
Doctor in Trouble, 1h30
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Harry Secombe, Leslie Phillips, Robert Morley, Irene Handl, Angela Scoular, Joan Sims
Rating55% 2.7635452.7635452.7635452.7635452.763545
Renowned surgeon Sir Lancelot Sprat (James Robertson Justice) arranges a cruise for his patient, the famous television star Basil Beauchamp (Simon Dee). The captain of the ship is Lancelot Spratt's brother (Robert Morley).
Some Girls Do, 1h28
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Richard Johnson, Daliah Lavi, Beba Loncar, James Villiers, Florence Desmond, Maurice Denham
Rating60% 3.0078453.0078453.0078453.0078453.007845
Drummond is hired after a series of inexplicable accidents befall the people and companies who are responsible for developing the world's first supersonic airliner, the SST1. Drummond, with the help of another agent, uncovers a plot by a mastermind named Carl Petersen, who stands to gain eight million pounds if the aircraft is not ready by a certain date. Petersen has developed a number of robots: beautiful girls with electronic brains to help him sabotage the SST1 project by means of infrasound (sound waves with too low frequency to be detected by the human ear) which can be directed at people or objects with devastating results.
Nobody Runs Forever, 1h41
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Rod Taylor, Christopher Plummer, Lilli Palmer, Daliah Lavi, Burt Kwouk, Camilla Sparv
Rating60% 3.0038053.0038053.0038053.0038053.003805
New South Wales Police Sergeant Scobie Malone (Taylor) is summoned to Sydney by the Premier of New South Wales (Leo McKern) who at the time was the controversial Sir Robert Askin. The Australian High Commissioner in London, Sir James Quentin (Plummer) is wanted for a 25-year-old murder charge, that the Premier, Quentin's gruff political rival, has discovered.
Deadlier Than the Male, 1h41
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Richard Johnson, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina, Nigel Green, Virginia North, Suzanna Leigh
Rating63% 3.1998153.1998153.1998153.1998153.199815
When a top oil executive dies mysteriously aboard his private jet, the company's board suspects foul play and hires Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond to investigate. Attempts on his own life lead him to believe two lovely females are "hit men" for an international crime syndicate.
Doctor in Clover, 1h41
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Fenella Fielding, Arthur Haynes, James Robertson Justice, Terry Scott
Rating57% 2.86492.86492.86492.86492.8649
The film is based at the (fictitious) St Swithin's Hospital, with Leslie Phillips as Dr Gaston Grimsdyke, an accident-prone doctor and cad, more interested in the nurses than the patients.
The High Bright Sun, 1h54
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Dirk Bogarde, Susan Strasberg, George Chakiris, Denholm Elliott, Katherine Kath, Grégoire Aslan
Rating58% 2.912452.912452.912452.912452.91245
In 1957, Juno (Susan Strasberg), an American archaeology student, is visiting Cyprus and staying with the family of her father's best friend, Dr Andros (Joseph Furst). She witnesses an attack by two EOKA gunmen which results in the death of two British soldiers, but is unable to identify the killers to the local British intelligence officer, Major McGuire (Dirk Bogarde).
Hot Enough for June, 1h38
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Dirk Bogarde, Sylva Koscina, Robert Morley, Leo McKern, Roger Delgado, Derek Fowlds
Rating61% 3.0522053.0522053.0522053.0522053.052205
Roger Allsop (John Le Mesurier) turns over some belongings to a clerk, who stows them in a drawer marked 007 before turning the identifying card over to read "deceased". Allsop and his superior, Colonel Cunliffe (Robert Morley), then discuss the necessity to send someone to pick up something behind the Iron Curtain.
Hot Enough for June, 1h38
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Dirk Bogarde, Robert Morley, Sylva Koscina, Leo McKern, Roger Delgado, Derek Fowlds
Rating61% 3.0522053.0522053.0522053.0522053.052205
Nicholas Whistler, écrivain de langue tchèque au chômage, pense avoir obtenu un emploi en allant à Prague pour un peu d'espionnage industriel. En fait, il se retrouve au service de renseignement britannique. La camarade Simoneva, sa jolie chauffeuse arrivée derrière le Rideau de fer, est elle-même agent tchèque. De ce fait, elle est immédiatement attitrée au remplacement involontaire de 007...
Doctor in Distress, 1h42
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Dirk Bogarde, James Robertson Justice, Samantha Eggar, Barbara Murray, Mylène Demongeot, Leo McKern
Rating57% 2.8600652.8600652.8600652.8600652.860065
Simon Sparrow, now a senior doctor at Hampden Cross Hospital, falls in love with Delia, a model and aspiring actress. They eventually move in together, but then she goes to Italy to try out for a film.