David Lean

  • David Lean

Sir David Lean, CBE (25 March 1908 – 16 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best remembered for big-screen epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and Doctor Zhivago (1965); for perhaps the most highly regarded of all the adaptations of Dickens' novels with Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948); and for the renowned romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945).

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Filmography

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Selected David Lean film and TV show credits.

Director Credits

1984
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1979
Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor (TV Show)
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1970
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1965
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1962
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1955
Summertime (1955)
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1954
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1950
Madeleine (1950)
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1949
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1948
Oliver Twist (1948)
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1946
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1945
Blithe Spirit (1945)
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1945
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1944
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1942
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1941
Major Barbara (1941)
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Editor Credits

1984
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1942
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1941
Major Barbara (1941)
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1941
49th Parallel (1941)
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1940
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1940
Spies of the Air
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1938
Pygmalion (1938)
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1937
Dreaming Lips
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1937
The Last Adventurers
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1937
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1936
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1936
With Pleasure, Madame
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1935
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1935
Escape Me Never
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1935
Turn of the Tide
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1935
The Crouching Beast
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1934
Java Head (1934)
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1934
The Secret of the Loch
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1934
Tiger Bay
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1934
Dangerous Ground
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1933
The Ghost Camera
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1933
Matinee Idol
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1933
Money for Speed
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1933
Song of the Plough
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1933
The Fortunate Fool
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1932
Insult
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1931
These Charming People
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1930
The Night Porter
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Writer Credits

1984
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1979
Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor (TV Show)
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1955
Summertime (1955)
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1954
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1949
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1948
Oliver Twist (1948)
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1946
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1945
Blithe Spirit (1945)
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1945
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1944
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Quotes

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List of David Lean quotes.

Don't make jokes about food.


I'm first and foremost interested in the story, the characters.


I think people remember pictures not dialogue. That's why I like pictures.


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  • David Lean - Film Comment Magazine [United States] (February 1985)

Dating History

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