Ralph Kemplen

Born: 8 October 1912, Palmers Green London
Died: 5 April 2004

Highlighted works

  • Oliver!

    Oliver!

    Lionel Bart’s lively stage musical version of Oliver Twist is given scope and atmosphere in Carol Reed’s multi-Oscar-winning film adaptation.

  • Beat the Devil

    A dazzling ensemble piece, with a Truman Capote script, that manages to be both dauntingly intellectual and effortlessly charming.

  • A Man for All Seasons

    A Man for All Seasons

    Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas More falls foul of King Henry VIII in Fred Zinnemann’s Oscar-winning adaptation of Robert Bolt’s stage success.

  • 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.

  • Room at the Top

    Room at the Top

    This drama of social mobility in a northern factory town proved a landmark British film thanks to director Jack Clayton’s mature treatment of sexuality and class.

  • Miss Grant Goes to the Door

    Miss Grant Goes to the Door

    The ever-present fear of invasion or infiltration by spies is addressed in this dramatised story, which offers a practical guide to identifying the enemy.

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