John Clements

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sir John Selby Clements, CBE (25 April 1910 – 6 April 1988) was an English actor and producer who worked in theatre, television and film. Clements attended St Paul's School and St John's College, Cambridge University then worked with Nigel Playfair and afterwards spent a few years in Ben Greet's Shakespearean Company. He made his first stage appearance in 1930. Clements founded the Intimate Theatre at Palmers Green in 1935, which is a combined repertory and try-out theatre. He appeared in almost 200 plays, and presented a number of plays in the West End as actor-manager-producer. He also started his film work in 1933. Clements was the artistic director of the Chichester Festival Theatre from 1966 to 1973. He married the actress Kay Hammond and together they became a critical success on stage with their West End revival of Noel Coward's play Private Lives in 1945. In 1952 they both appeared in Clements' own play The Happy Marriage, an adaptation of Jean-Bernard Luc's Le Complexe de Philemon. Clements starred as Edward Moutlon Barrett in the musical Robert and Elizabeth, a successful adaptation of The Barretts of Wimpole Street. His stepson is the actor John Standing. As a film actor John Clements came to prominence when the film director Victor Saville chose him to star opposite Ralph Richardson in South Riding (1938). The two actors were reunited in the very successful The Four Feathers (1939). After this Clements' film career ...

Gandhi (1982)

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In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Rohini Hattangadi  •  Candice Bergen  •  Roshan Seth

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Rohini Hattangadi  •  Candice Bergen  •  Roshan Seth

Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

Satire about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Maggie Smith  •  John Mills

Satire about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Maggie Smith  •  John Mills

The Four Feathers (1939)

A disgraced officer risks his life to help his childhood friends in battle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zoltan Korda
CAST:  John Laurie  •  John Clements  •  Ralph Richardson  •  June Duprez

A disgraced officer risks his life to help his childhood friends in battle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zoltan Korda
CAST:  John Laurie  •  John Clements  •  Ralph Richardson  •  June Duprez

Things to Come (1936)

The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Cameron Menzies
CAST:  Raymond Massey  •  Edward Chapman  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Cedric Hardwicke

The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Cameron Menzies
CAST:  Raymond Massey  •  Edward Chapman  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Cedric Hardwicke

The Mind Benders (1963)

A British scientist is discovered to have been passing information to the Communists, then kills himself. Another scientist decides that they might have brainwashed him by a sensory deprivation technique, but he doesn’t know if someone really can be convinced to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Mary Ure  •  John Clements  •  Michael Bryant

A British scientist is discovered to have been passing information to the Communists, then kills himself. Another scientist decides that they might have brainwashed him by a sensory deprivation technique, but he doesn’t know if someone really can be convinced to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Mary Ure  •  John Clements  •  Michael Bryant

Convoy (1940)

A tale of life on board a Royal Navy cruiser assigned to protect the vital convoys between America and England during WWII.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pen Tennyson
CAST:  Clive Brook  •  John Clements  •  Edward Chapman  •  Judy Campbell

A tale of life on board a Royal Navy cruiser assigned to protect the vital convoys between America and England during WWII.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pen Tennyson
CAST:  Clive Brook  •  John Clements  •  Edward Chapman  •  Judy Campbell

Ships with Wings (1941)

Before the war, a Fleet Air Arm pilot is dismissed for causing the death of a colleague. Working for a small Greek airline when the Germans invade Greece, he gets a chance to redeem himself and rejoin his old unit on a British carrier. This is regarded the last of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergei Nolbandov
CAST:  John Clements  •  Leslie Banks  •  Jane Baxter  •  Ann Todd

Before the war, a Fleet Air Arm pilot is dismissed for causing the death of a colleague. Working for a small Greek airline when the Germans invade Greece, he gets a chance to redeem himself and rejoin his old unit on a British carrier. This is regarded the last of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergei Nolbandov
CAST:  John Clements  •  Leslie Banks  •  Jane Baxter  •  Ann Todd

South Riding (1938)

Winifred Holtby realised that Local Government is not a dry affair of meetings and memoranda:- but 'the front-line defence thrown up by humanity against its common enemies of sickness, poverty and ignorance.' She built her story around six people working for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Saville
CAST:  Edna Best  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Edmund Gwenn  •  Ann Todd

Winifred Holtby realised that Local Government is not a dry affair of meetings and memoranda:- but 'the front-line defence thrown up by humanity against its common enemies of sickness, poverty and ignorance.' She built her story around six people working for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Saville
CAST:  Edna Best  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Edmund Gwenn  •  Ann Todd

Undercover (1943)

Occupied Yugoslavia. With organised resistance shattered by the Nazi onslaught it is only the activity of small guerrilla bands that bring fresh hope to the people. But quislings and infiltrators are everywhere – and trusting the wrong person could easily get you ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergei Nolbandov
CAST:  John Clements  •  Godfrey Tearle  •  Tom Walls  •  Michael Wilding

Occupied Yugoslavia. With organised resistance shattered by the Nazi onslaught it is only the activity of small guerrilla bands that bring fresh hope to the people. But quislings and infiltrators are everywhere – and trusting the wrong person could easily get you ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergei Nolbandov
CAST:  John Clements  •  Godfrey Tearle  •  Tom Walls  •  Michael Wilding

They Came to a City (1944)

People from different walks of life mysteriously find themselves at the gate of an unknown city  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  John Clements  •  Googie Withers  •  Raymond Huntley  •  Renee Gadd

People from different walks of life mysteriously find themselves at the gate of an unknown city  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  John Clements  •  Googie Withers  •  Raymond Huntley  •  Renee Gadd

Train of Events (1949)

A train disaster is told in four short stories to give character studies of the people involved, how it will affect them and how they deal with it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton  •  Sidney Cole  •  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Jack Warner  •  Gladys Henson  •  Patric Doonan  •  Valerie Hobson

A train disaster is told in four short stories to give character studies of the people involved, how it will affect them and how they deal with it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton  •  Sidney Cole  •  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Jack Warner  •  Gladys Henson  •  Patric Doonan  •  Valerie Hobson

Tomorrow We Live (1943)

British World War II film set in occupied France, portraying the activities of members of the French Resistance and the Nazi tactic of taking and shooting innocent hostages in reprisal for acts of sabotage. The opening credits acknowledge "the official co-operation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George King
CAST:  John Clements  •  Greta Gynt  •  Hugh Sinclair  •  Yvonne Arnaud

British World War II film set in occupied France, portraying the activities of members of the French Resistance and the Nazi tactic of taking and shooting innocent hostages in reprisal for acts of sabotage. The opening credits acknowledge "the official co-operation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George King
CAST:  John Clements  •  Greta Gynt  •  Hugh Sinclair  •  Yvonne Arnaud

Rembrandt (1936)

This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he is bankrupt but consoles himself with the company of pretty maid Hendrickje, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Korda
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  Gertrude Lawrence  •  Elsa Lanchester  •  Raymond Huntley

This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he is bankrupt but consoles himself with the company of pretty maid Hendrickje, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Korda
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  Gertrude Lawrence  •  Elsa Lanchester  •  Raymond Huntley

The Silent Enemy (1958)

The Mediterranean, 1941/42 - Axis forces are using frogmen and manned torpedoes to attack previously impregnable harbours. The Allied forces need to come up with something to answer this threat, which they find in the form of Lt. Lionel "Buster" Crabb.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Fairchild
CAST:  Laurence Harvey  •  Michael Craig  •  Dawn Addams  •  John Clements

The Mediterranean, 1941/42 - Axis forces are using frogmen and manned torpedoes to attack previously impregnable harbours. The Allied forces need to come up with something to answer this threat, which they find in the form of Lt. Lionel "Buster" Crabb.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Fairchild
CAST:  Laurence Harvey  •  Michael Craig  •  Dawn Addams  •  John Clements

Knight Without Armour (1937)

British agent working in Russia is forced to remain longer than planned once the revolution begins. After being released from prison in Siberia he poses as a Russian Commissar. Because of his position among the revolutionaries, he is able to rescue a Russian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Feyder
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Robert Donat  •  Irene Vanbrugh  •  Herbert Lomas

British agent working in Russia is forced to remain longer than planned once the revolution begins. After being released from prison in Siberia he poses as a Russian Commissar. Because of his position among the revolutionaries, he is able to rescue a Russian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Feyder
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Robert Donat  •  Irene Vanbrugh  •  Herbert Lomas

This England (1941)

Set in Claverly Village, it follows the fortunes of the Rookebys (Clements) and the ne'r-do-well Appleyards (Williams) from the time of the Normans, 1588, 1804, 1914, and 1940. Made to support morale during the war, its message is basically that you can't suppress ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David MacDonald
CAST:  Emlyn Williams  •  John Clements  •  Constance Cummings  •  Frank Pettingell

Set in Claverly Village, it follows the fortunes of the Rookebys (Clements) and the ne'r-do-well Appleyards (Williams) from the time of the Normans, 1588, 1804, 1914, and 1940. Made to support morale during the war, its message is basically that you can't suppress ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David MacDonald
CAST:  Emlyn Williams  •  John Clements  •  Constance Cummings  •  Frank Pettingell

Once in a New Moon (1935)

When a small English town is dragged out into space by the force of a 'dead star' passing Earth, the populace try to organise a local government based on equal rights for all, but conflicts arise between the local aristocracy and the villagers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Kimmins
CAST:  Eliot Makeham  •  René Ray  •  Derrick De Marney  •  John Clements

When a small English town is dragged out into space by the force of a 'dead star' passing Earth, the populace try to organise a local government based on equal rights for all, but conflicts arise between the local aristocracy and the villagers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Kimmins
CAST:  Eliot Makeham  •  René Ray  •  Derrick De Marney  •  John Clements

Star Of The Circus (1938)

English-language version or remake of the German film, TRUXA (1937).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert de Courville
CAST:  Gertrude Michael  •  John Clements  •  Otto Kruger  •  Gene Sheldon

English-language version or remake of the German film, TRUXA (1937).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert de Courville
CAST:  Gertrude Michael  •  John Clements  •  Otto Kruger  •  Gene Sheldon