Person - Desmond Hurst, Brian (1895-1986)

Desmond Hurst, Brian (1895-1986)




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Northern Ireland  1895-02-12 - London (England, United Kingdom)  1986-09-26


Brian Desmond Hurst was an Irish film director. He made many movies and was the most profitable film director of Ireland during the 20th Century. He enrolled as soldier and served in the First World War. When the war was over, he moved to Canada to study arts. Two years later, he moved to Paris to study in the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In order to complete his studies as film director, he moved to Hollywood, where he spent 4 years learning under the orders of John Ford. When he went back, he made the first Irish talking movie "Irish Hearts" (1934). At the same year, he made an adaptation of the tale "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, but it was censored in many cities of the UK because it was considered "too horrible to be published". During Second World War, he made several movies about such subject like "The Lion Has Wings" (1939), "Dangerous Moonlight" (1941) or "Theirs Is the Glory" (1946). Probably, his best movies is "Scrooge" (1951), which it is said that it is the best adaptation of Charles Dickens's tale "A Christmas Carol".

World War, 1914-1918

Date of the event: 1914 - 1918



Lugar de Nacimiento:

Northern Ireland in 1895-02-12

Lugar de Defunción:

London (England, United Kingdom) in 1986-09-26




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