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Ken Hughes (I) (1922–2001)

Ken Hughes was an award-winning writer and director who flourished in the 1950s and 1960s, though he continued directing into the early 1980s. Born in Liverpool, England, on January 19, 1922, Hughes decided early in his life that he wanted to be a filmmaker. When he was 14 years old he won an amateur movie-making contest. In 1952 his first feature,... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 1975 Oil Strike North (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Deadline (1975) ... (writer)
 1975 Alfie Darling (screenplay)
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Secret War (1974) ... (writer)
 1974 Dial M for Murder (TV Series)
 1974 Colditz (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- French Leave (1974) ... (written by)
 1973 Menace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Haunting (1973) ... (writer)
 1972/II Sammy (TV Movie)
 1972/I Sammy (TV Movie)
 1970 Cromwell (screenplay)
 1969 Shark (adaptation - uncredited)
 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (screenplay)
 1966 Teatterituokio (TV Series) (story "Sammy" - 1 episode)
- Sammy (1966) ... (story "Sammy")
 1965 An Enemy of the State (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Reckoning (1965) ... (writer)
- The Blood Red Tape (1965) ... (writer)
- The Faceless Man (1965) ... (writer)
- Cause for Alarm (1965) ... (writer)
- Point of No Return (1965) ... (writer)
  Espionage (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1964) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1964)
- Snow on Mount Kama (1964) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1963 The Small World of Sammy Lee (from his TV-play "Sammy")
 1960 In the Nick
 1960 The Trials of Oscar Wilde (screenplay)
 1960/II Kapplöpningen (TV Movie) (play "Sammy")
 1960 Jazz Boat
 1960/I Kapplöpningen (TV Movie) (play "Sammy")
 1959 Das Rennen (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Solo for Canary (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1958) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1958) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1958) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1958) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1958) ... (writer)
  Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- Eddie (1958) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1958 Folio (TV Series) (play 'Sammy' - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (1958) ... (play 'Sammy')
 1958 Sammy (TV Movie) (script)
 1957 High Flight
 1957 The Long Haul (screenplay)
 1957 Town on Trial (screenplay)
 1956 Wicked as They Come (screenplay)
 1955 Postmark for Danger (screen adaptation)
 1955 Joe MacBeth (screenplay)
 1955 The Case of the Red Monkey (screenplay)
 1955 The Brain Machine (written by)
 1954 Heat Wave (novel: "High Wray") / (screenplay)
 1954 The Dark Stairway (Short) (written by)
 1954 The Blazing Caravan (Short) (written by)
 1954 The Strange Case of Blondie (Short) (screenplay)
 1953 Black 13 (script)
 1953 The Candlelight Murder (Short) (written by)
 1953 The Missing Man (Short) (written by)
 1953 The Drayton Case (Short) (written by)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Long Echo". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Kenneth Hughes

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Personal Quote:

I did Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and I didn't enjoy making it. The film made a lot of money, but that doesn't really make me feel any better about it. On the other hand, I've made pictures that got awards at Berlin and places and didn't make any money, and that doesn't make me feel any better, either. See more »


Worked for BBC Radio as a program assistant and sound engineer before he got into the film industry, where he began with making documentaries and army training films. See more »

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