David Lean


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Sir David Lean (25 March 1908 – 16 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best remembered for big-screen epics The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984); for bringing Charles Dickens' novels to the silver screen with films such as Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948); and ... more »

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  • ''Could Ronnie really have become a sahib?''
    David Lean (1908-1991), British screenwriter, and E.M.. Adela Quested (Judy Davis), A Passage to India, about her fiancee (1984). Based on the nov...
  • ''Don't make jokes about food.''
    David Lean (1908-1991), British screenwriter, Norman Spencer, and Wynyard Browne. Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton), Hobson's Choice (1954).
  • ''Aye, a wife's a handy thing, and I wish mine were still alive.''
    David Lean (1908-1991), British screenwriter, Norman Spencer, and Wynyard Browne. Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton), Hobson's Choice (1954).
  • ''I rather like mysteries. But I do dislike muddles.''
    David Lean (1908-1991), British screenwriter. Mrs. Moore (Peggy Ashcroft), A Passage to India (1984). Based On The Novel By E.M. Forster.
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