Cliff Owen

Cliff Owen (22 April 1919 – November 1993) was a British film and TV director best known for his comedy The Wrong Arm of the Law which starred Peter Sellers; he also directed two of the three films featuring the double act Morecambe and Wise made in the mid-1960s, and the big screen version of the BBC sitcom, Steptoe and Son.[1]

Owen was born in London. He died in Oxfordshire in November 1993 aged 74. [2]

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  1. ^ Directing the electronic flow Dewhurst, Keith. The Guardian (1959-2003); London (UK) [London (UK)]01 Apr 1970: 8.
  2. ^ Forshaw, Barry (2012). British Crime Film: Subverting the Social Order. Springer. p. 191-192. ISBN 9781137005038.
  3. ^ Anouk in 'Lake Lugano' Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times 27 June 1967: d7.
  4. ^ OOH... YOU ARE AWFUL Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 40, Iss. 468, (Jan 1, 1973): 13.
  5. ^ The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones Director: Cliff Owen. Stars: Nicky Henson, Geraldine McEwan, Georgia Brown, Arthur Lowe, Trevor Howard 'X' Empire The Sunshine Boys Director: Herbert Ross Stars: Walter Matthau, George Burns 'A' ABC, Shaftesbury Avenue (Book Review) Robinson, Kenneth. The Spectator; London Vol. 236, Iss. 7700, (Jan 24, 1976): 27.

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