Brian Desmond Hurst

Active - 1934 - 1962  |   Born - Feb 12, 1900   |   Died - Sep 26, 1986   |   Genres - Drama, Romance, War, Crime

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Born in Ireland and educated in Paris, Brian Desmond Hurst extended his cosmopolitan experiences by moving to Hollywood in 1925. Here he reportedly learned the rudiments of filmmaking from director John Ford. From 1934 onward, Hurst was well established as a writer/director in the British film industry. Though most of his projects were programmers and potboilers, Brian Desmond Hurst managed to turn out a classic or two, notably the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol (aka Scrooge), starring Alastair Sim.

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