To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

T. E. B. Clarke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

T. E. B. Clarke
Thomas Ernest Bennett Clarke

(1907-06-07)7 June 1907
Died11 February 1989(1989-02-11) (aged 81)
Surrey, England, UK
Other namesTibby
Occupation(s)Writer, screenwriter
Years active1944–1980
Joyce Caroline Steele
(m. 1932; died 1983)
RelativesDudley Clarke (older brother)
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Story and Screenplay
1952 The Lavender Hill Mob

Thomas Ernest Bennett "Tibby" Clarke, OBE (7 June 1907 – 11 February 1989) was a film screenwriter who wrote several of the Ealing Studios comedies.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    4 229
    36 877
    7 741
    4 967
    4 984
  • The Lavender Hill Mob - TEB Clarke Remembers
  • Top 5 Writer Movies
  • The screenwriters of Chappaquiddick had never heard about the scandal before writing the movie
  • "Law and Disorder": Out on DVD 02/06/2014
  • Hue and Cry (1947) | Trailer | Alastair Sim | Frederick Piper | Harry Fowler


Early life

Clarke was born in Watford on 7 June 1907. His father, Ernest Clarke, had been raised in Hull, moving to South Africa in the late 19th century. He was enlisted to carry dispatches for the Jameson Raid though, avoiding imprisonment, managed to obtain a job working for a gold mining company. Ernest then married Madeline Gardiner, with whom he raised three children. Their eldest child was Dudley Clarke, who would later become a pioneer of military deception operations during the Second World War. A girl, Dollie, followed.

The gold mining company Ernest had been working for then offered him an opportunity to move to their London office, enabling him to return to England with his young family. They sailed from South Africa, the first ship to leave the country following the end of the Boer War.[1] Upon arriving in England, Ernest purchased a house in Watford, where Madeline gave birth to their third and final child, Thomas Ernest Bennett Clarke.

Always known as "Tibby", Clarke attended Charterhouse School and Clare College, Cambridge, where he studied law for a year before departing after impersonating a proctor and booking students for being out after dark without a cap and gown.[2][3] He then visited Australia, New Zealand, San Francisco, and Canada, returning to England to work as a journalist for, in succession, the Hardware Trade Journal, the weekly magazine Answers, and The Daily Sketch tabloid newspaper. After gaining temporary employment as a publicity officer for the W. S. Crawford Advertising Agency in the late 1920s, he came into contact with the film industry for the first time.[2]

Film career

Clarke's first screen credit was for heavily modifying the script of For Those in Peril in 1944, followed by proper contributions to The Halfway House (1944) and Johnny Frenchman (1945).[2] His scripts always featured careful logical development from a slightly absurd premise to a farcical conclusion. In 1952, he was awarded a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his script for The Lavender Hill Mob, making him one of just a handful of Britons to receive this award. He continued to work as a scriptwriter after Ealing ceased production, his later contributions including Sons and Lovers and the Disney film The Horse Without a Head.

Clarke was also a novelist and writer of non-fiction, but presented at least one fictional work as fact. His book Murder at Buckingham Palace (1981) purports to tell the story of a hushed-up murder at the Royal residence in 1935. Despite its including 'documentary' photographs, there is no external evidence that the book is anything but pure fiction. For The Blue Lamp (1950) he drew on his experience as a war reserve constable with the Metropolitan Police during the Second World War.[4][5]

He was awarded the OBE in 1952. He was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1960 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the BBC Television Theatre.




  • Go South - Go West
  • What's Yours?
  • Intimate Relations
  • This is Where I Came In


  • Jeremy's England
  • Cartwright Was a Cad
  • Two and Two Make Five
  • Mr Spirket Reforms
  • The World Was Mine
  • The Wide Open Door
  • The Trail of the Serpent
  • The Wrong Turning
  • The Man Who Seduced a Bank
  • Murder at Buckingham Palace
  • Intimate Relations (ISBN 9780718109271)


  1. ^ Clarke, T.E.B (1974). This is Where I Came In. London: Michael Joseph Ltd. p. 18. ISBN 0718112237.
  2. ^ a b c Street, Sarah (rev.), "Clarke, Thomas Ernest Bennett (1907–1989)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edition, January 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2024. (subscription required)
  3. ^ T. E. B. Howarth, Cambridge Between Two Wars (London: Collins, 1978), p. 64. ISBN 0002111810
  4. ^ Burton, Alan; Chibnall, Steve (2013). Historical dictionary of British cinema. Blue Ridge Summit, MA: Scarecrow Press Inc. p. 103. ISBN 9780810867949.
  5. ^ "T.E.B. Clarke, Writer, Dies at 81". New York Times. 15 February 1989. Retrieved 23 November 2020.

External links

This page was last edited on 27 April 2024, at 05:37
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.