Michael Powell
  • Sept. 30, 1905
  • Bakesbourne, England
  • Male
  • English

Michael Powell


Michael Latham Powell (30 September 1905 – 19 February 1990) was an English film director, celebrated for his partnership with Emeric Pressburger. Through their production company "The Archers", they together wrote, produced and directed a series of classic British films, notably 49th Parallel (1941), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (1946, also called Stairway to Heaven), Black Narcissus (1947), The Red Shoes (1948), and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). His later controversial 1960 film Peeping Tom, while today considered a classic, and a contender as the first "slasher", was so vilified on first release that his career was seriously damaged. (cc-by-sa wikipedia)


Movie NameRelease Date
A Matter of Life and Death March 1, 1947
The Red Shoes September 6, 1948
Black Narcissus December 1, 1947
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp May 4, 1945
Peeping Tom December 1, 1961
The Thief of Bagdad December 25, 1940