Charles Crichton Overview:

Director, Charles Crichton, was born Charles Ainslie Crichton on Aug 6, 1910 in Wallasey, England. Crichton died at the age of 89 on Sep 14, 1999 in London, England .

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Although Crichton was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1988Best DirectorA Fish Called Wanda (1988)N/ANominated
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The Third Secret (1964, )

on Feb 20, 2012 From The Stop Button

Between Crichton’s fantastic CinemaScope composition and Douglas Slocombe’s wondrous black and white photography, it’d be hard not admire The Third Secret. It’s an engaging enough thriller, though it does run into the problem of having one ending too many. Stephen Boyd plays ... Read full article


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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 152-154. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

Directed 2 actors to Oscar nominations: Alec Guinness (Best Actor, The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)), and Kevin Kline (Best Supporting Actor, A Fish Called Wanda (1988)). Kline won the Oscar for his turn.

Was the original director of Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), but was replaced after two weeks of shooting by John Frankenheimer.

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