spear carrier in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" with Sybil Thorndike and a young Laurence Olivier
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Sir Carol Reed
6' 2" (1.88 m)
Did You Know?
The work of any director making pictures in this country is conditioined absolutely by the happy ending. I am sure that this is a wrong-minded policy and keeps many intelligent minded people out of the cinemas, for whatever the circumstances of a story, the end is inevitably the same, boy gets girl.
It is worth noting that when Reed resigned as director of Mutiny on the Bounty
(1962), he claimed that it was as a result of disagreements with producer Aaron Rosenberg
--not, as is usually said, with star Marlon Brando
. Brando always claimed that he admired Reed greatly and had supported him in arguments with Rosenberg.
Scenes in which staircases are put to dramatic use (e.g., The Fallen Idol (1948), and the London Bridge sequence in Oliver!