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Val Guest is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Additional Dialogue British born on 11 december 1911 at London (United-kingdom)

Val Guest

Val Guest
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Birth name Valmond Maurice Grossmann
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 11 december 1911 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 10 may 2006 (at 94 years) at Palm Springs (USA)

Val Guest (11 December 1911 – 10 May 2006) was an English film director and screenwriter. Beginning as a writer (and later director) of comedy films, he is best known for his work for Hammer, for whom he directed 14 films, and science fiction films. He enjoyed a long career in the film industry from the early 1930s until the early 1980s.

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Marianne Stone
Marianne Stone
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R.E. Dearing
R.E. Dearing
(18 films)
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Filmography of Val Guest (76 films)

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The Boys in Blue, 1h19
Directed by Val Guest
Genres Comedy
Actors Tommy Cannon, Bobby Ball, Suzanne Danielle, Roy Kinnear, Eric Sykes, Jack Douglas
Rating46% 2.3299752.3299752.3299752.3299752.329975
Sgt. Cannon (Tommy Cannon) and PC Ball (Bobby Ball) run the police station in the quiet town of Little Botham. When the station is threatened with closure due to a lack of crime, they decide to invent some crimes to justify their existence. When they try to steal a painting from a local rich businessman (Roy Kinnear), they accidentally stumble across a gang of real art thieves who have just stolen £1 million worth of paintings. It is up to the two bungling cops to stop them escaping with their haul.
Killer Force, 1h42
Directed by Val Guest
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Heist films
Actors Telly Savalas, Peter Fonda, Hugh O'Brian, Christopher Lee, Maud Adams
Rating55% 2.7636952.7636952.7636952.7636952.763695
Head of security Harry Webb fears that a diamond theft is about to take place at the company's major mining complex in the desert. He quickly manages to become very unpopular, particularly with Claire Chambers, a celebrated cover girl and daughter of the mine administrator. She is visiting the man she loves, Mike Bradley, who is responsible for security at the mine.
Confessions of a Window Cleaner, 1h30
Directed by Val Guest
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Robin Askwith, Anthony Booth, Linda Hayden, Sheila White, Dandy Nichols, Bill Maynard
Rating43% 2.1679752.1679752.1679752.1679752.167975
Like many British sex comedies of the 1970s the narrative involves a male protagonist who gets into compromising situations with a succession of women. The optimistic and inept Timothy Lea is freshly employed by his brother-in-law Sid as a window cleaner. With Sid an impending father to be, he looks to Timmy to fully 'satisfy' his customers, little realising that Timmy's accident prone ways often stretch to his sex life with his clients. Timmy bed hops from unsatisfied housewives to even a lesbian love tryst, all the while with his main eye on successful police woman, Elizabeth Radlett, who will have none of Timmy's sexual advances. He proposes as a result, much to his family's upset, unaware that Timmy's usual run of luck will affect the outcome!
Au Pair Girls, 1h26
Directed by Val Guest
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Johnny Briggs, Gabrielle Drake, Elizabeth Joyce Heron, Daphne Anderson, Geoffrey Bayldon, Roger Avon
Rating49% 2.4638152.4638152.4638152.4638152.463815
The film opens with four girls arriving at London Heathrow Airport. They are taken to the offices of Overseas Employment Agency which has arranged placements for them. The film then plays out the adventures of each of the four girls.
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, 1h36
Directed by Val Guest
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques
Actors Patrick Allen, Drewe Henley, Imogen Hassall, Magda Konopka, Patrick Holt, Carol Hawkins
Rating52% 2.6167252.6167252.6167252.6167252.616725
A tribe on a cliff are about to sacrifice three blonde women. Three priests, wearing dinosaur hides, are about to kill them for their Sun God, but one of them, Sanna, escapes and jumps off the cliff. She is rescued by Tara and some men on a raft.
Toomorrow
Toomorrow (1970)
, 1h35
Directed by Val Guest
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Olivia Newton-John, Roy Dotrice, Margaret Nolan
Rating54% 2.726262.726262.726262.726262.72626
A group of students pay their way through school by forming a pop band called Toomorrow; sonic vibrations from a special instrument called a "tonaliser" cause an extraterrestrial to abduct the group, and have them entertain the Alphoid population. According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com) this movie is based on the 1967 film The Gang.
Assignment K, 1h37
Directed by Val Guest
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Stephen Boyd, Michael Redgrave, Camilla Sparv, Camilla Sparv, Leo McKern, Jeremy Kemp
Rating55% 2.7713752.7713752.7713752.7713752.771375
A British spy has his cover blown, leading to the East German Stasi kidnapping his girlfriend to try to extract information about his double agents' activities.
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
Rating51% 2.5527352.5527352.5527352.5527352.552735
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".
Where the Spies Are, 1h50
Directed by Val Guest
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors David Niven, Françoise Dorléac, John Le Mesurier, Cyril Cusack, Eric Pohlmann, Richard Marner
Rating56% 2.807042.807042.807042.807042.80704
Après qu'un agent secret britannique a été tué à Beyrouth par des communistes, le Colonel MacGillivray persuade le docteur Jason Love d'aller au Moyen-Orient pour trouver ce que cet agent avait découvert. Parce qu'il a fait un peu de renseignements pendant la guerre, Jason accepte en s'attendant à un peu d'aventure au soleil. En route pour le Liban, il rencontre un mannequin, Vikki, et décide de prendre l'avion suivant pour rester avec elle. En voyant l'avion qu'il aurait dû prendre exploser peu après le décollage, Jason se rend compte que cette mission est plus sérieuse qu'il ne le pensait. À Beyrouth, il apprend que les communistes prévoient d'assassiner le Prince Zahlouf, proche des Britanniques, dans le but de compromettre des accords sur le pétrole. Bien qu'il fasse échouer la tentative d'attentat, il est obligé de se réfugier sur le toit d'un château pour échapper à la foule en colère. Il y est secouru par un hélicoptère russe, la "colombe de la paix". Jason y retrouve Vikki. Elle essaye de le sauver mais est abattue. Jason arrive néanmoins à sauter de l'hélicoptère. Un message de MacGillivray lui propose une autre mission, mais il décline l'offre.
The Beauty Jungle, 1h50
Directed by Val Guest
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Ian Hendry, Janette Scott, Edmund Purdom, Ronald Fraser, Jean Claudio, Kay Walsh
Rating60% 3.010963.010963.010963.010963.01096
While on a seaside holiday a young typist is persuaded by a local journalist to enter a beauty contest. When she wins, she decides to give up her previous career and life and take up entering the contests full-time.
80,000 Suspects, 1h53
Directed by Val Guest
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Yolande Donlan, Cyril Cusack, Michael Goodliffe, Mervyn Johns
Rating58% 2.919062.919062.919062.919062.91906
A romantic melodrama set against the backdrop of a smallpox epidemic which features Richard Johnson as the diligent doctor in control and Claire Bloom as his outwardly serene and devoted wife. Commencing on New Year’s Eve in the city of Bath, Dr. Steven Monks (Richard Johnson) diagnoses a mystery patient as being infected with smallpox and sets in motion a city wide quarantine to contain the outbreak. His commitment to the task is affected by the deterioration of his marriage to ex-nurse Julie (Claire Bloom) following his clandestine affair with a family friend. Monk receives an unexpected blow when the disease strikes closer to home than anticipated and Julie is diagnosed as having contracted the virus. The medical team gradually contain the outbreak until only one unidentified case remains. The search narrows the identity of final carrier down to Ruth Preston (Yolande Donlan), the woman with whom Monks had been having an affair and the wife of his close colleague Clifford (Michael Goodliffe). She’s eventually traced to a deserted house where she’s sheltering, lonely and desperately ill.
Jigsaw
Jigsaw (1962)
, 1h47
Directed by Val Guest
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Jack Warner, Ronald Lewis, Yolande Donlan, Michael Goodliffe, John Le Mesurier, Moira Redmond
Rating71% 3.589753.589753.589753.589753.58975
A woman is murdered near Brighton. Two local detectives lead an investigation, methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and Hove, but also further afield.