Frank Launder (28 January 1906 – 23 February 1997) was a British writer, film director and producer, who made more than 40 films, many of them in collaboration with Sidney Gilliat. He was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England and worked briefly as a clerk before becoming an actor and then a playwright. He began working as a screenwriter on British films in the 1930s, contributing the original story for the classic Will Hay comedy Oh, Mr Porter! (1937). After writing a number of screenplays with Gilliat, including The Lady Vanishes (1938) for Alfred Hitchcock, and Night Train to Munich for Carol Reed; the two men wrote and directed the wartime drama Millions Like Us (1943).

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  • Frank Launder (* 28. Januar 1906 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England; † 23. Februar 1997 in Monte Carlo, Monaco) war ein britischer Drehbuchautor, Filmregisseur und Filmproduzent. (de)
  • Frank Launder (28 January 1906 – 23 February 1997) was a British writer, film director and producer, who made more than 40 films, many of them in collaboration with Sidney Gilliat. He was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England and worked briefly as a clerk before becoming an actor and then a playwright. He began working as a screenwriter on British films in the 1930s, contributing the original story for the classic Will Hay comedy Oh, Mr Porter! (1937). After writing a number of screenplays with Gilliat, including The Lady Vanishes (1938) for Alfred Hitchcock, and Night Train to Munich for Carol Reed; the two men wrote and directed the wartime drama Millions Like Us (1943). After founding their own production company Individual Pictures, they produced a number of memorable dramas and thrillers including I See a Dark Stranger (1945) and Green for Danger (1946), but were best known for their comedies including The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) and most famously, the St Trinians series, based on Ronald Searle's cartoons set in an anarchic girls school. He was married to actress Bernadette O'Farrell from 1950 until his death in Monaco. The couple had two children. (en)
  • Frank Launder (Hitchin, 28 janvier 1906 - Monte-Carlo, 23 février 1997), est un scénariste, réalisateur et producteur britannique. Il fut à l'origine de plus de 60 films, souvent en collaboration avec Sidney Gilliat. (fr)
  • Frank Launder (Hitchin, 28 gennaio 1906 – Monte Carlo, 23 febbraio 1997) è stato un regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico britannico. (it)
  • Frank Launder (28 januari 1906 — 23 februari 1997) var en brittisk författare, regissör och filmproducent som gjorde fler än fyrtio filmer, många av dessa i samarbete med . Launder föddes i Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England och började skriva manus till brittiska filmer på 1930-talet. Han skrev historien till den klassiska -komedin (1937). Efter att ha skrivit ett antal filmmanus tillsammans med Gilliat, däriblan En dam försvinner (1938) and Nattexpress, så producerad och regisserade de två tillsammans krigsdramat (1943). När de hade grundat sitt eget produktionsbolag Individual Pictures så producerade de ett stort antal minnesvärda dramer och thrillers; däribland (1945) och (1946), men blev mest kända för sina komedier; däribland (1950) och filmserien om , som var baserad på Ronald Searles serieteckningar från en kaotisk flickskola. Launder var gift med skådespelerskan från 1950 till sin död. (sv)
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  • Frank Launder (* 28. Januar 1906 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England; † 23. Februar 1997 in Monte Carlo, Monaco) war ein britischer Drehbuchautor, Filmregisseur und Filmproduzent. (de)
  • Frank Launder (Hitchin, 28 janvier 1906 - Monte-Carlo, 23 février 1997), est un scénariste, réalisateur et producteur britannique. Il fut à l'origine de plus de 60 films, souvent en collaboration avec Sidney Gilliat. (fr)
  • Frank Launder (Hitchin, 28 gennaio 1906 – Monte Carlo, 23 febbraio 1997) è stato un regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico britannico. (it)
  • Frank Launder (28 January 1906 – 23 February 1997) was a British writer, film director and producer, who made more than 40 films, many of them in collaboration with Sidney Gilliat. He was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England and worked briefly as a clerk before becoming an actor and then a playwright. He began working as a screenwriter on British films in the 1930s, contributing the original story for the classic Will Hay comedy Oh, Mr Porter! (1937). After writing a number of screenplays with Gilliat, including The Lady Vanishes (1938) for Alfred Hitchcock, and Night Train to Munich for Carol Reed; the two men wrote and directed the wartime drama Millions Like Us (1943). (en)
  • Frank Launder (28 januari 1906 — 23 februari 1997) var en brittisk författare, regissör och filmproducent som gjorde fler än fyrtio filmer, många av dessa i samarbete med . Launder föddes i Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England och började skriva manus till brittiska filmer på 1930-talet. Han skrev historien till den klassiska -komedin (1937). Efter att ha skrivit ett antal filmmanus tillsammans med Gilliat, däriblan En dam försvinner (1938) and Nattexpress, så producerad och regisserade de två tillsammans krigsdramat (1943). När de hade grundat sitt eget produktionsbolag Individual Pictures så producerade de ett stort antal minnesvärda dramer och thrillers; däribland (1945) och (1946), men blev mest kända för sina komedier; däribland (1950) och filmserien om , som var baserad på Ronald Sea (sv)
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