Gordon K. McCallum

Born: 26 May 1919, Chicago, Illinois
Died: 10 September 1989, Sherborne

Highlighted works

  • Genevieve

    Genevieve

    A fun comedy about the London to Brighton vintage car rally.

  • Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist

    David Lean’s screen version of Charles Dickens’s masterpiece remains the finest cinematic interpretation of this much-adapted novel.

  • Goldfinger

    Goldfinger

    Agent 007 drinks, gambles, womanises – and uncovers a fiendish conspiracy masterminded by gold bullion dealer Auric Goldfinger.

  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    The orphan and the spinster, the marshland and the metropolis: Dickens’s vivid characters and locales receive the breath of cinematic life in David Lean’s cherished adaptation.

  • Victim

    Victim

    Dirk Bogarde’s trailblazing performance is at the centre of this landmark gay classic.

  • This Sporting Life

    This Sporting Life

    Director Lindsay Anderson and leading man Richard Harris put themselves on the map with this riveting study of a rugby-league player tormented by feelings for a grieving widow.

  • Meet Me Tonight

    A compendium of three Noël Coward-penned stories that cover music hall mayhem, suburban suffering and a romp on the Riviera.

  • In Which We Serve

    In Which We Serve

    In this wartime tribute to the courage of the British Navy, Noël Coward traces turbulent experiences across the ranks on an ill-fated destroyer.

  • A Canterbury Tale

    A Canterbury Tale

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s underrated tale of the mysterious ‘glue man’ is one of their most moving films.

  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    In Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s visually ravishing Technicolor masterpiece, a young ballerina is torn between the demands of love and art.

  • Ryan's Daughter

    Ryan's Daughter

    Despite a harsh critical response at the time of its release, Ryan’s Daughter is a triumph of sensual storytelling by David Lean.

  • The Day of the Jackal

    The Day of the Jackal

    With French police on his trail, a mysterious English assassin attempts to kill President de Gaulle in this gripping adaptation of Frederick Forsyth’s thriller.

  • Zulu

    Zulu

    A thoughtful account of British soldiers’ heroic defence of an outpost against vastly superior Zulu forces in 1879, famed for its gripping battle sequences.

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