Person - Bennet, Charles (1899-1995)

Bennet, Charles (1899-1995)




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Inglaterra (Reino Unido)  1899-08-02 - Los Ángeles (California, Estados Unidos)  1995-06-15


Charles Bennet was a British dramatist, scriptwriter and film director.

He served in the First World War and worked as an actor for Ben Greet Shakesperean Company's. He wrote in Paris his first movie, "The return" (1926). Between 1930 and 1931 he worked for the British International and joined Hitchcock, for who he wrote some of the most famous British movies: "The man who knew too much" (1934), "Secret agent" (1936) or "Young and Innocent" (1937). His relationship with Hitchcock attracted Hollywood's attention and he was hired in 1938 by Universal Studios. During Second World War he made propaganda movies for the British Information Secretary. In the next years he wrote two movies, "Madness of the heart" (1949) and "No escape" (1953) until he moved to television and made the James Bond novel adaptation, "Casino Royale" (1954). However, his best adaptation was "Night of the demon", directed by Jacques Tourneur (1957).

He died the 15th June 1995 in Los Angeles at the age of 95.

World War, 1914-1918

Description: Sirvió en el ejército Inglés.

Date of the event: 1914 - 1918

World War, 1939-1945

Description: Realizó películas de propaganda para el ministerio de información británico.

Date of the event: 1939 - 1945



Lugar de Nacimiento:

Inglaterra (Reino Unido) in 1899-08-02

Lugar de Defunción:

Los Ángeles (California, Estados Unidos) in 1995-06-15

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