Ian Dalrymple (Ian Murray Dalrymple)

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Johannesburg, South Africa
British writer-producer, educated at Rugby and at Trinity College, Cambridge. 'Dal', as he came to be known, began in the industry as a cutter and assistant director under Michael Balcon. He was promoted to supervising editor, in which capacity he worked at Gaumont-British and Gainsborough from the late 1920's to the mid-1930's. Among the classic films that fell under his purview were Rome Express (1932) and The Ghoul (1933). He also collaborated on several of the screenplays during this period. From the second half of the decade, he concentrated more and more on writing scripts. Read more...