Sidney Gilliat
Date of Birth
Feb 15, 1908
Birth Place:
Edgeley, Cheshire, England


The son of the editor of the London Evening Standard, Sidney Gilliat entered the British film industry as assistant to critic-turned-screenwriter Walter C. Mycroft. In 1929, Gilliat wrote the subtitles for the silent feature Under the Greenwood Tree, based on a novel by his future collaborator Frank Launder. After toting up solo writing credits on such profitable films as Rome Express (1932) and...