John Eldridge

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Folkestone, England, UK
John Eldridge made his name as a documentary director but really made his reputation for a series of gentle, lyrical and "veddy" British features. He began his career as an assistant editor in the mid-'30s, and by 1939 had graduated to a full-fledged documentary director. One of his best received earlier films was Three Dawns to Sydney (1949), about the countries one sees while flying from England to Australia.

After making a few more documentaries he moved into feature films and joined John Grierson's well-regarded Group 3 Productions. Read more...