Lance Comfort

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Harrow, London, England, UK
Director Lance Comfort began his film career as a camera operator. He also worked as a sound recordist and animator, mostly in British documentaries and medical training films. His first feature was the big-budget but slow-moving Courageous Mr. Penn (1942), a biography of 18th-century political leader William Penn, starring Deborah Kerr, which was derided in some circles in the US for its many wild historical inaccuracies.

He did somewhat better with A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle (1942) with James Mason, which was quite successful. Read more...